Your love is magical, that’s how I feel
Gone is the grace for expressions of passion
But there are worlds and worlds of ways to explain
To tell you how I feel,
But I am speechless, speechless
There is a timelessness about anniversaries. Pausing to celebrate past memories while touching one another intimately, we grab onto the past in an effort to stop time. It is far more than a highlight reel for one who danced the planet, filling our senses with musical imagery, stirring emotions that go to the very core of the human spirit. For Michael Jackson, a vast community across the globe take their collective breaths on June 25th and August 29th. “By binding his heart to his art, Michael would keep his musical legacy alive. Through binding his heart to our hearts, he keeps his humanitarian legacy alive. Forever.” (MJL) You see, Michael Jackson’s artistry moved on so many levels that we, who have chosen to really experience his energy and light, continue to make discoveries. Those discoveries not only cast new revelations into the man, they cast new revelations into ourselves. Our education is both extensive and personal. The fertility of a genius’ mind spreads its richness to the seeds it sows. We are those seeds. And, like any gardener would tell you, seeds come in a vast array of shapes and sizes, germinating at different rates. The light from Michael, his nurturing messages, the richness of his creativity, all provide what we need to grow. And, of course, where Michael Jackson is concerned, we bask in that extra ingredient. MAGIC!
I am stretched by the luster from those kindred spirits who daily inspire me. We join in a community of love, each defining and redefining our interpretations of Michael’s dreams and messages…all in an effort to continue his visions for the planet. Often, it feels like a ONCE UPON A TIME adventure. “Whatever you do, begin it!” That is our calling. Diversity is power…Michael knew that…we search to find our way through it. Sometimes the search is in protecting Michael’s legacy and life, his children and his family, his reputation and his truths. Sometimes, the search is with charities, reaching out to continue Michael’s dream…“Always remember the children.” Sometimes, the search is in the form of amazing art and design…sometimes, it is in words. We create beautiful flowers, posters, books and pictures, textiles. We try to educate a brainwashed public, hold the media accountable, refusing to allow lies to continue…accepting the role of THE NEW MEDIA. We listen and study and learn, more than we have ever learned before…Michael’s astounding catalog of artistry. And, there is so much more.
“The spiritual path is symbolized by the mountains, and those who begin their journey to the top have a responsibility to give a hand to those who come behind. The artist who inspired the writing of this book used to say that there is no mountain so high we cannot climb. He held out his hand to millions of pilgrims through his art, his humanitarianism, and his philosophy of life.”
“I’m always writing. When you know it’s right, sometimes you feel like something’s coming, a gestation, almost like a pregnancy or something. You get emotional, and you start to feel something gestating and, magic…there it is! It’s an explosion of something that’s so beautiful, you go, WOW! There it is! That’s how it works through you. It’s a beautiful thing. It’s a universe of where you can go with those 12 notes.”
“MICHAEL WAS ALWAYS MY INSPIRATION TO SING AND DANCE, THAT’S WHY I WANTED TO BE AN ENTERTAINER. BUT, MICHAEL, HE BECAME MORE THAN THAT. I BECAME MORE LIKE HIM. I WANTED TO CHANGE THE WORLD, TOO. AND, HELP PEOPLE, TOO. HE BROUGHT ME CLOSER TO GOD. I’M NOT GOING INTO DETAILS OF WHAT HAPPENED TO ME, BUT, IT HAPPENED ON DECEMBER 24, 2011. I SEE LIFE IN A DIFFERENT WAY.”
“My dad always said he loved London. He really wanted to go there and show what he could do. He was looking forward to showing us around. It’s tough. This will be the fifth anniversary of his death. Yeah. Yeah. He was the best father anybody could have. He raised us the right way and there is nothing anyone can do to make us forget about him. He was always concerned about humanity. He helped many charities. In his songs, his message was simple…LOVE. We will continue to spread his message.
I don’t expect to walk into roles because of who I am. I want to learn my craft. My plan is to work for T.V. companies, doing what I did for Entertainment Tonight. I had such great fun working for that show and doing interviews. I learned a lot. The feedback I got was really great, too. I want to get more experience. We all love movies and I would like to be a director one day. But, to be a good director, you have to know how an actor works and feels on the set. I want to learn my craft and experience being in T.V. shows, and possibly movies, before I even consider going behind the camera. It is not a job to be taken lightly. You need to put your time in to learning something properly before overseeing others.” Interview with Prince Michael Jackson
“MY FONDEST MEMORY AT NEVERLAND WAS ONE NIGHT WHEN WE HAD A HOUSEFUL OF BALD-HEADED CHILDREN. THEY ALL HAD CANCER. AND, ONE LITTLE BOY TURNED TO ME AND SAID, ‘THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!’ YOU HAD TO JUST HOLD BACK THE TEARS.” Michael Jackson
As You lived I wandered searching
When on this day five years ago
My heart was torn and broken
Grief took my breath away
As my emptiness grew less in time
My tearful eyes now opened
In a way I knew You not before
You took my hand Angelic One
With Your touch You drew me in
Hope renewed soon filled my heart
Your light showed me the way
To look within to search my soul
For love and joy to spread to all
To do good works for those in need
To make this world a better place
Michael, Beloved, I’ll love You forever
Brenda Beazley Palmyra, VA, USA
“All of this is sought to be captured in this volume in Tribute to a man of extraordinary artistry who worked tremendously hard to optimize his talents and become the very best in his profession, setting the bar above the rainbow and daring others to even attempt to reach or scale it. Nevertheless, in process of his unspoken challenge, he dared others to do what he did through love, charity and his trust of humanity, all within the philosophical constructs of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man.”
THE LAST DANCE
“I WILL NEVER BE SAD IF I LEAVE THIS WORLD, BECAUSE I KNOW I WILL BE IN A BETTER PLACE. THE ONLY THING I CARE ABOUT IS THAT PEOPLE STOP THINKING THAT I DID SOMETHING WRONG. I LOVE THE KIDS AND DISGUSTING LIES ALMOST KILLED ME. WHEN I DIE, ALL THE MONEY I HAVE WILL GO TO MY CHILDREN AND OTHER CHILDREN IN THE WORLD.” Michael Jackson
We, in this diversified community, follow Prince is saying that no one can make us forget Michael Jackson. We PAY MICHAEL FORWARD in a rainbow of color and a collage of designs. We are a choir singing in harmony with ONE VOICE. We are here to defend Michael and protect his life and legacy. And, WE ARE HERE TO CHANGE THE WORLD, ASKING, WHAT MORE CAN I GIVE?
BUT IN YOUR PRESENCE I AM LOST FOR WORDS
WORDS LIKE, “I LOVE YOU.”
We love you, Michael!