Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Did you watch?

I wasn't planning on watching the M. Jackson memorial but kept getting drawn back to the TV. There were some very poignant moments, some wonderful music, some beautiful words, but the thing that kicked me in the gut was his daughter speaking. No matter what we thought of him, he was her dad and she and her brothers will now not have a father or a mother, and that makes me sad.

8 comments:

Tina said...

Yep, I watched. I thought some of it was a little much (it being said that he single handedly broke down the black / white lines) but overall very nice.

Michele said...

Weird! I wrote the same sentiments nearly word for word on my Facebook page! That broken hearted little girl made me actually cry as I sat here at work watching from my computer. She brought the whole thing back down to Earth.
I'm with Tina, too, but then agan I never really agreed with the REV. Al Sharpton. Everything gets a "black" political slant whenever he opens his mouth.
(I hope I didn't offend anyone, just speaking my mind.)

Ina in Alaska said...

I missed the memorial because I was at work but will be sure to catch his daughter speaking. This is such a sad day, another legend gone too soon. I know MJ had some ugly press but I always liked the man and his music. The song "Billie Jean" can get me up and moving all the time!!!

preppyplayer said...

I agree, I think he knew that...
that his greatest legacy would be as a father.

It reminds me that being a mother is more important to me than any business deal or tennis win and I hope it will be what I am remembered for.

eden said...

It's on down here tonight at 7pm, and I'll watch it.

Thing I don't understand .... everybody's coming out of the woodwork now, to say what an amazing guy he was, yet where were they all when he had to go to court all those times? And he was charged with some pretty heavy stuff .. is that all forgotten about now?

His face is a car crash, so sad. He must have hated himself a lot, to get his face cut up so badly.

Just my 2-cents worth.

Wait Another Year said...

I watched a little of it and yes, I feel so sad for everyone who was close to him and cherished him. No matter what the world thought of him, I believe he was a good father to those children.

Dodi said...

I wasn't going to watch either - and thought I had waited long enough... but switched on the tv and it wasn't quite over. I started crying when his daughter took the mic. God, that is so sad. No matter who he was or what he was... he was her daddy.

In the grand scheme of things I suppose it does us well to remember that three children lost their daddy, and that is a very, very sad thing.

From Here To Maternity said...

From the perspective of a little black kid on the Prairie that didn't see black people much on TV, he was amazing. When you're invisiable to see someone like that make you burst with pride. I'm sorry his life took such a turn but when you consider that MTV in 1980 didn't want to play black artists, I think he really did open the way for black artists to break into the Pop genre. All the other stuff just breaks my heart especially those little kids who didn't know "the freak", just simply dad.