SOMEONE PUT YOUR HAND OUT
It’s got to sound good to me inside
I just think about it
I’m so undemanding
Cuz they say love is blind
I’ve lived this life pretending
I can bear this hurt deep inside.
The truth is that I’m longing
For love that’s so divine
I’ve searched this whole world wishing
She’ll be there time after time.
BEGGING FOR YOUR LOVE
CUZ ALL I DO IS HAND OUT
A HEART THAT NEEDS YOUR LOVE.
I’ve lived my life the lonely
A soul that cries of shame
In handicapped emotions
Save me now from what still remains.
I’LL BE YOUR STORY HERO
A serenading rhyme
I’m just needing that someone
Save me now from the back of my mind.
When you say we will dance until the light of day
It’s just like the children in earth’s joy-when we pray
Will you promise you’ll always stay
It’s because I’m needing that someone
All I can do is hand out
The Ultimate Collection Album 2004
“His presence in the world was a powerful ingredient within the overall antidote to the mega-tons of despair that can weigh human souls so far down that for millions (if not billions) life on earth feels more and more like death in hell. His voice remains part of the antidote. That’s antidote as in: anti-hatred, anti-war, anti-ignorance, anti-abuse, anti-oppression, anti-prejudice, anti-bigotry, anti-fear. And just to be clear, to speak of Jackson’s voice is to speak of more than the acoustic timbre that radiates like vibrating sunlight from his lungs and heart and throat. It is to acknowledge that quality of genius for giving, living, serving, teaching, loving. exemplifying simplicity, and creating that comprised the essence of everything he strived to become.”
Aberjhani on Michael
To me, A STORY HERO is someone who spans the sumptuous dimensions of living, merging fire and ice, pain and ecstasy…timeless, resilient, majestic. Reaching the edges of imagination, A STORY HERO feeds body and soul…stretching creativity, capturing the sublime. STORY HEROES are usually fictional, heart lifting characters, spectacular and perfect. We smile when thinking of them, realizing it is all play. When I first heard “Someone Put Your Hand Out”, I immediately knew Michael Jackson had become my STORY HERO. So often I have tried to explain to friends my epiphany moment when I realized Michael Jackson’s life reaffirmed every value I hold dear. Having been raised a Christian, I could see Jesus’ teachings in Michael’s life. He studied all religions and found common threads. He wrote about God. The essence of his understanding was LOVE…the cornerstone of all faith. Attempting to explain to others the massiveness of his life still finds me tongue-tied. Simply described, there is not a topic, a discussion, a theme, a human emotion that cannot be explained by LIVING THE MICHAEL WAY…at least, in my six year journey, I have found none. Michael lived the human condition. He shared the human condition. His emotion, vulnerability, vitality, empathy and pathos all speak to the human heart. Today, a lovely angel asked how I continue to come up with ideas for articles. Michael shows me what else I can do…it happens all the time. “Love is what makes life alive, joyful and new.” Michael Jackson “It’s the juice and energy that motivates my music, my dancing, everything. As long as love is in my heart, it’s everywhere.” Michael’s huge heart, his huge life, his huge love define STORY HERO to me. Thriller Photo Shoot Dick Zimmerman Photographer
“Zimmerman recalls that at the beginning of the photo shoot, Michael Jackson was very shy. Once the little tiger was brought into the studio, Michael started to relax. ‘He had a way to interact and connect with the animal that was significant,” says Zimmerman. It was absolutely fascinating to work with such a person. Michael is truly unique, and one day, maybe in 100 or 1000 years, the world will get it. The tiger was named Little William and was much more nervous than Michael. But, Michael’s tender personality, and spirit helped him to calm down. The harmony between the tiger and Michael inspired the entire team and more than 300 pictures were taken that day. In the end, Michael and the tiger were inseparable.”
“He was a sweet man. He worked hard and was the consummate gentleman. You can’t believe how kind this guy was. I know this sounds bizarre, but the first few years I worked with him…this was the closest person I know who was a Jesus character because he was always just so loving to everybody. He never said an unkind word to anyone that worked for him. He was always so gracious. He was extremely shy and grateful. He was an important artist and a great man.” Vincent Paterson
“When I was a kid, I was denied not only a childhood, but I was denied love. When I reached out to hug my father, he didn’t hug me back. When I was scared on an airplane, he didn’t put his arm around me and say, ‘Michael, don’t worry. It’s going to be OK.’ When I was scared to go on stage, he said, ‘Get your ass on that stage.’ I WILL NEVER DENY A CHILD LOVE. IF IT MEANS THAT I HAVE TO BE CRUCIFIED OR PUT IN JAIL FOR IT, THEN THAT’S JUST WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO.” Michael Jackson
My STORY HERO isn’t fictional…he is very real. He inspires me to do more, be more. His tender, often broken heart, never stopped beating for love no matter how long the crucifixion. His quest for social justice and earth conscious practices never faltered no matter the personal cost. He proclaimed love in his every movement. His voice spoke for the plight of children. The worldwide congregation of kindred spirits put their collective hands out in massive efforts to protect and defend Michael Jackson’s life and legacy. SOMEONE PUT YOUR HAND OUT…BEGGING FOR YOUR LOVE…ALL I DO IS HAND OUT…A HEART THAT NEEDS YOUR LOVE. My hand is out, you have my love, Michael…and, my heart. Jude HIS story MYstory YOURstory OURstory
I’m joining you in putting my hand out too, dear Jude, in mutual hope that in 100 or 1000 year people of this Planet will come to full estimation of massiveness and hugeness of the figure of Michael Jackson. Please take my sincere gratitude for tireless efforts to bring the awareness of who he really was and is to the world. I’m so really grateful to you for that. Still continue to share your heartfelt articles with the sole purpose: more people can read and get knowledge of that God’s greatest gift to us. With LOVE, Irina
I will never understand how anyone could miss what Michael was about…..and yet so many did! Yes, for many he was a huge mega star…but there was so much beyond all that. Somehow his enormous fame eclipsed the real Michael….his true self. To me this was evident from the first moment of our meeting. I noticed (as I recall) his beautiful hands (I am a pianist and therefore notice hands). His were large and expressive–he could have been a pianist, I thought to myself. And yes, he was incredibly handsome, almost beyond belief. But there was more.. he seemed to have a light inside him which emanated from the center of his being. I felt wonderful and warm just standing next to him….it made me wonder what else might be possible. I just stared at him wondering what this fantastic man was really doing on this earth. He was quite unearthly, definitely unworldly. It didn’t take long for me to really GET him. After that, I was his disciple, as it were, and my respect for him and his unique musical gifts only grew as I watched him work. I am still at a loss to explain how the media, certain idiotic journalists could misunderstand him so totally! I learned things from him which astounded me….and I came to realize what a great gift had been given me in Michael. And I am so grateful for having known him. Time seemed to stand still when I was with him… and I do know that this was something unique. There won’t be another like him….he was a wonderful gift to the entire world. Hopefully that will become evident to more and more people. My love for Michael is boundless and forever even though he is not actually on this earth. But he is around…..his essence remains!