“Oh, friend,” I whispered to him, “do you think anything can solve problems without love?” That one in the mirror wasn’t sure. Being alone for so long, not trusting others and being trusted by others, it tended to detach itself from the reality of life. “Is love more real than pain?” he asked. “I can’t promise that it is. But it might be. Let’s discover,” I said. I touched the mirror with a grin. “Let’s not be alone again. Will you be my partner? I hear a dance starting up. Come.” That one in the mirror smiled shyly. He was realizing that we could be best friends. We could be more peaceful, more loving, more honest with each other every day.”
“OH, FRIEND, I HEAR A DANCE. WILL YOU BE MY PARTNER? COME.”
DANCING THE DREAM
Michael Jackson’s physical presence in the world has remained, despite his passing on June 25, 2009. In fact, its momentum increases daily. Devotion is a term not often used when describing the dance. Michael Jackson Fans bring a new perspective in a movement delivered with intensity and creativity, a series of steps leading toward revelations of truth…rhythms for justice, and, a beat powerfully played in a collective choreography. We who have joined the dance, clearly possess a determined strength, inspired by the character of the greatest dancer in modern history. Those who choose to become educated about Michael’s life and legacy, discover this truth…he is honesty personified. Elizabeth Taylor described it as honesty to the point of pain.
Those who continue efforts to try to dissolve Michael’s history are described well in a quote by D. Antoinette Foy, “My heart’s scriptures taste foreign on the mouths of cowards and on the tongues of those who never breathed in the moon and breathed out the world.” Michael inhaled the moon’s light and breathed out the world with a dance of spirit that embraced an entire planet. He sang with a voice for the voiceless. And, he asked us to join him in a dance for mankind. His dance of life traveled like a bolt of lightning, providing light in the darkness of prejudice, racism, bigotry…man’s inhumanity to man.
With time, many dancers are moving forward contributing their Michael truths.
“It is not commonly recognized how much Michael Jackson contributed to U.S. public diplomacy during the last decade of the Cold War. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Michael’s music inspired young people in captive nations to take chances on behalf of freedom and democracy. With his dramatic style, he electrified youth and stirred them to unite in common purpose. In response, they rallied moral forces against fear and set about to challenge the ubiquitous brutality of totalitarian regimes. The collective energy Michael and other artists inspired became a factor in bringing about the political collapse of the Soviet Union and its Eastern European empire. “WE ARE THE WORLD!”
“There have always been singers and dancers, but Michael was in a class by himself. I have been to perhaps 12 of his concerts and there is really no one who comes close to his level of artistry.” Brad Buxer
“The Michael that I read about and see on TV was not the real Michael. They portray him to be some weird, quiet, asexual, virgin, hermit that he is not. Michael Joseph Jackson was one of the most flirtatious men I’ve ever encountered. Always throws me that people think he was asexual or even gay. MICHAEL LOVES WOMEN. PERIOD. I saw him being very heterosexual.” Naomi Campbell (IN THE CLOSET short film).
“No matter where he was or what he was doing, the kids always had access to him and they knew it. If he was in a meeting and one of the kids needed him for something, he’d stop everything to attend to the child and then return. If they made a fuss about going to sleep, he stayed with them, talked to them, explaining why they had to go to sleep and what he was doing or where he would be. He soothed them if they were upset. He never handed off a crying child to Grace or the babysitter. He always took the time, no matter how late for an appointment it would cause him to be. He was never angry or frustrated. His patience was infinite and the result was that his children were grounded, secure and open to the world.” Frank Cascio MY FRIEND MICHAEL
Those who cannot join the dance find depravity in the normal behavior of a man who devoted his life to his children and the children of the world. Those who cannot join the dance refuse to acknowledge the world figure Michael was…his far-reaching impact and profound positive influence. Those who cannot join the dance admit to an unparalleled artistry, but, stop at the Thriller Era, ignoring masterpieces that came after. Those who cannot join the dance hold onto the media-myth lies that brought about the most despicable high-tech lynching in history. Refusing to KNOW the character of the man brings about accusations that insult intelligence.
We have chosen to join the choreography of this beautiful dance, which finds its vitality in our hearts. Michael has told us that it is the DANCE OF CREATION…THE CREATOR AND CREATION MERGE INTO ONE WHOLENESS OF JOY. Of that we are sure.
Thank you, My Dear Friends, for the time you have taken to join me, the comments you have written that so touch my heart. I am honored by YOU.
“Your articles are as a warm bath on a cold winter night.”
Thank you, Dear Elaine. I am humbled by you!
I love you all.