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“Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it's
For the last two years, every time I saw Michael Jackson’s face I would smile and briefly reflect on how classic and awesome his music was, how he brought my family together and gave me a slew of great childhood memories. After thinking “Dang, I miss him,” I’d ask myself “Why didn’t I relish this way in Michael while he was here? Why did I wait until he died to refresh my rusted memory of Jackson family history and dust off my Janet collection?” I suppose like many others, I took him for granted. He was always there to return to when I wanted to indulge in the magic. He’s still here, but in a different form. And it HURTS. I miss him terribly. I’ve thought about him and his family a lot since his death, and have prayed for his loved ones frequently. In realizing how some of us seemed to forget about Michael in his last years, I often wonder if he felt loved then and what he would think of all of his memorial celebrations. Like the old cliché says, give people their flowers while they’re here. I have now made it a point to randomly tell my loved ones how much I adore them. It usually makes for an awkward moment, but I don’t mind, because at least they know how I feel about them. Give people their flowers today. Let’s actively cherish our gifts, our lives and the people in them. Let’s not wait until birthdays, holidays or deaths to say “Hey, I love ya’ kid. Here are your flowers.” :)
Michael Joseph Jackson. Son. Brother. Uncle. Father. Activist.
World Changer. King of Pop.
My reaction from 2009: (http://jsays.weebly.com/2/post/2010/06/michael-jackson-1958-forever.html)
Janet Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley both gave very revealing interviews on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2010 about Michael and how they've adjusted since his death. Oprah later did an interview with Michael's three children and his mother, Katherine, at the Jackson family compound in California. Here are the first parts of each individual interview. The remaining parts can be found by looking under the designated Youtube user. Leave comments here and let me know what you think.
“…And when the groove is dead and gone, you know that love survives, and we can rock forever on…” (Rock With You)
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