SEARCHED FOR MY STAR
…then one night I was tossing in bed, hurt and worried. My heart felt heavy with troubles. Stumbling to my feet, I looked out the window. Thick clouds masked the midnight sky. No stars!
I trembled to think of a world without stars. No guide for the sailors at sea, no jewels to dazzle our sense of beauty, no hunter pointing to the next horizon, no lovely ladies trailing perfume to heaven’s ballroom. But, all around the globe, the air is so dirty and the lights from cities are so bright that for some people few stars can be seen anymore. A generation of children may grow up seeing a blank sky and asking, ‘Did there used to be stars there?”
Let’s give them back the sky and let’s do it now-before it’s too late. I’m going to search for my star until I find it. It’s hidden in the drawer of innocence, wrapped in a scarf of wonder. I’ll need a map to tell me which hole it should fill, and that will be a small one. But there are nearly five billion of us on earth, and we all need the sky. Find your star and throw it up to heaven. You still have it, don’t you?”
“THAT’S LIFE TO WANT TO GROW AND BECOME MORE…LIKE YOU PLANT A SEED AND IT GROWS INTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL AND NEVER DIES, REALLY. I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE LIKE THAT.”
Michael Jackson Ebony Interview
November 13, 1987
Michael Jackson touched on deep values and gave expression to them through his artistry and personal life, weaving diversity and global need into a tapestry of color and texture, bound by love. Traveling in the light, he gave energy to a dialogue for working through world problems, finding solutions together, not because we were all alike, but because we were diverse. With many textures we arrived at one mind…LOVE WAS THE ANSWER. He called upon children from all over the world, meeting in WORLD CONGRESSES, to share their innocent enlightenment. Contrasts and differences created a more beautiful tapestry. Through our journey with Michael, grounded in a belief that together as one voice, WE CAN MAKE CHANGE. First we crawl, then we walk…and then only, can we fly. Like a child, fearlessly stepping forward into a whole new world, I have found my security in Michael’s genius mind, driven by its singular purpose…to use his creative gifts to bring change to a dying world. Watching and truly seeing, listening and truly hearing, I took those first steps. When I fell, I reached for Michael, my vulnerability meeting his. He has provided an answer to every question, wiping away my tears, strengthening my weaknesses, forever offering me inspiration for my faith. I have come to understand that complexities provide longevity. So often, I have described Michael’s life and legacy as HUGE. Alas, huge is not a big enough word. Doors constantly open onto a greater landscape of human knowledge, human experience. More and more authors focus their writings on Michael, in an effort to allow him to continue to teach us and ground us…so we can spread our wings and fly.
“Human solidarity-LOVE-was for him the foundation of Justice and the meaning of Life! Armed with this simple vision, Michael set about to dedicate his life to others. As a young boy, he burst onto the world’s stage like a bolt of lightening and, once there, he inspired youth, and the youthful, to act on behalf of justice and the human community. He created a powerful synergy with his audiences and through this confluence helped generate a moral force that over time would bring the world to a better place.” Gerald L. Campbell
We all fly to find our own individual star…filling billions of the gaping holes. That is what Michael taught us…how to turn from forces of spiritual alienation to seeds of empathy and a love eternal…for there is power in the bond among five billion souls. “Michael, a man of great compassion, was an empath. He felt the pain and sensed the needs of others and it is in this essence of pure compassion that he reaches into our hearts and squeezes. He had been given a mission from God to illuminate the minds and preach togetherness despite culture, religion, ideology or race.: MJJJusticeProject
“WHAT YOU PUT OUT IS WHAT YOU GET BACK.” Buddha
Michael WAS the change he saw for the world. We have learned that from him. In giving everything he had, he receives us. We are his voice now. We have learned to crawl and walk, each in our own unique style. We stand together ready to throw our stars up to heaven. We stand together, empowered by a love like we have never known before. And, we are ready to fly.
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls, the most massive characters are seared with scars.” Kahlil Gibran
I love you, Michael!
I love you all!