Hmmm…it felt ironic reading the comments on your post Appu, the one on Michael Jackson..While he was alive people loathed him, but now that he's gone, they miss him and idolize him, but something tells me he's out there somewhere, watching all this and perhaps smiling with contentment that finally he gets the love he craved for, and the love he deserves, from his childhood. I don’t blame those who posted…am talking about people across the world and I won’t blame them either (who am I to blame anyone anyway?)From their point of view he was just another pop-star types : loads of money, loads of fame…who think they can do anything and get away with it. But what they did not see is why he acted the way he did, I don’t know the truth about the child molestation cases, but what I know is that he is a..sorry, I can’t believe I have to write in the past tense referring to him :’(, he was, child at heart, a child who never had a childhood. If only they had known, the poor man even as a child never was allowed to be like other normal children playing and stuff like that. So all his life he tried to reclaim, what is the right of every single human on this planet, he being no different, “a happy childhood”. Now am not saying that if you have a bad childhood you can go about molesting innocent children..NO! That’s definitely not what I am saying. .I am just saying that people should first try to understand the reasons why the person acted in a particular way..Wait till the judgement is passed..For the record he was never held guilty..A lot of his actions can be explained by what happened to him in his childhood..His father was a cruel and disciplinarian kind of parent, although he is also the reason why Michael had built on his talent as kid, but according to the biography I saw he had sent MJ to a prostitute center in his childhood so that he would grow up..But little Michael did what only an innocent child would have done, he read them a few lines from the bible which his mother had taught him! His whole adolescence he struggled to tell his mother what his father was involved in fearing he would upset her perhaps one of the reasons which made him lose his emotional and mental peace and balance. He tried make up for everything with the fame he achieved believing he could remain a child forever in his Neverland ranch, which of-course was sadly taken to pay his massive debts. Even in songs like the OST of the movie “Free Willy” he talks about his lost childhood, the song being titled “Have you seen my childhood”. In life he had achieved the pinnacle of success but also hit the lowest of the lows..what is most sad is he died trying to give everyone one final Thriller, to tell them that he’s not really BAD, that he isn’t a Smooth Criminal, that all he wanted was to Heal The World and its children and then just Beat It! To hang up his boots and retire in peace. Unfortunately it was not to be, and the arguably greatest entertainer of our times, has passed away silently leaving behind a mourning world. You rock Michael! You always did! May your soul RIP..You will live on in our hearts…
That was a long post but that’s just too little for a great man. That was my way of bidding you goodbye great man...am still mourning your death :( but I’ll celebrate your life :) we all will!
Appu! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to post on your blog as a guest…took the opportunity to pay tribute to one of my biggest idols…Now everyone, I know Miss Sunshine since long! Feels like I’ve known her for centuries, millennia if you will, from many lives if there were any before…She is a really, really wonderful human! Of course I know she has a few flaws but then she’s human too, but what I also know is that she has a pure and kind heart, free of all evil almost similar to that of a little child :).She is just so pure! Somewhat like a superhero! She is like defender of the rights of the weak, ready to speak her mind, uninhibited, and just so free. It feels wonderful when you can see her the way I can, you could say I’m biased and maybe I am…but for me, I can say that she is my superhero :) :D. Hoping to read a lot more posts from your side on the blog. Keep going. Keep writing.
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