Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson, "Final Curtain Call"

Artistic expression begins as inspiration. Michael Jackson’s creative genius flowed into art and in his magical art he reached out to the world with love and healing in an incredible creative expression.

Michael Jackson peered beyond the finite into the infinite with a holistic view that apparently saw not only the big picture but many of the infinitesimal forces behind it.

I recall the 1993 exclusive interview Oprah did with Michael Jackson when she asked what he felt his purpose was and he said, “To give, in the best way I can, through song, through dance, and through music. I am committed to my art. I believe that all art has as its ultimate goal the union between the material and the spiritual, the human and the divine. I believe that to be the reason for the very existence of art and I feel I was chosen as an instrument to just give music and love and harmony to the world—children of all ages, adults and teenagers.”

And when he spoke of nature, “I find in animals the same thing that I find so wonderful in children—that purity, that honesty where they don’t judge you, where they don’t want anything from you, just to be your friend—and I think that’s so sweet.”

When asked how he felt about standing on stage and feeling all the love from the audience he replied, “I feel lots of love and I feel blessed and honored to be able to be an instrument of nature that was chosen to give them that—what I give them—very honored and happy about that.”

It was during late 1992 when I read the book, Ryan White, My Own Story and was moved by Ryan’s story of his battle with AIDS (from a blood transfusion) and was especially struck by the friendship between Michael Jackson and Ryan and his family. The bond was strong and it appears both Michael and Ryan gained much from their friendship. Ryan White became a leader for gaining greater understanding and compassion for those with the deadly disease of AIDS. Ryan inspired Elton John to create the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Ryan died in April 1990.

Michael Jackson’s song, Gone Too Soon, written by songwriters, Larry Grossman and Alan Kohan, is dedicated here to Ryan White. This video performance was before President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton at the 1993 Presidential Inaugural Gala in January 1993, where AIDS research was highlighted.

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race

It was also sad today that actress Farrah Fawcett passed after a courageous fight.


1 comment:

Silver said...

hi Linda!

Heal the World has been one of my favorites.

The other one, "Gone Too Soon".. i have not heard this one before!