Thursday, June 25, 2009

Just a few words...

The news that's overshadowing everything at this moment is Michael Jackson's untimely death. I felt sorry for Michael Jackson. As a child of the 70s, I enjoyed his music when he was a boy performing with his brothers and watched him as a very shy, uncomfortable young man in the 80's, while his fame was at its peak. I will always wonder what happened, what drove someone so talented and loved to become so bizarre. Why all the plastic surgery? At least one surgeon should be in jail. He was a cute boy and nice-looking young man. Why so uncomfortable in his own skin? Had Michael himself been molested as a boy? It's a question that's always crossed my mind, because it could explain the not wanting to be--Michael Jackson.

An entire life of unprecedented fame was also to blame. If fame is bad for a person's overall well-being, Michael Jackson was a dead man walking. So cloistered, so introverted, so out-of-touch with real life, it's hard to believe anyone really knew him.

Perhaps Michael Jackson has found his never-never land.


Doug said...

We can hope. There's something funny about the harmonic convergence of Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon all passing in two days. Like the generation of phony skin, frozen hair and forced laughter has waned before a generation whose superficiality lives in the marrow.

Nessa said...

May he, finally, rest in peace.

Bone said...

Very well said. I was saying almost word-for-word the same thing about his appearance to someone yesterday.

It was a sad day.

Tom & Icy said...

Those naked little boy angels came and carried him off to his heaven.

actonbell said...

Doug--word. And it scares me.

Nessa, he should:)
Bone, I agree, it's all sad.
Tom, the music just got better