i was obsessed with Smooth Criminal. i recorded it on VHS and watched it over and over trying to figure out how to do that lean. i watched it more than i watched Land Before Time…and i watched that movie a LOT. then, i would watch “The Way You Make Me Feel” and pretend to be that crazy-skinny chick in the video and strut around our apartment like MJ was chasing me. until the breakdown dance number, then i became MJ and my mom would yell at me for humping the floor (he does it in the video but much more age-appropriate for him, hence mom’s uncomfortableness). ah, just some of the many memories centered around Michael Jackson and his music. there are truly so many.
i miss him. i miss his music. i become emotional (possibly in a very unhealthy way) every time i see a video, old interview or hear his music. i know we all go when it’s our time but i sincerely feel like he was one that went too soon. although i do believe, in death he has made a comeback that the public would never have allowed him in life. isn’t that sad?
i believe now, he’s being remembered and honored for his music. the sheer genius he gifted the universe and music world with is something that i hope people honor forever. i hope that wherever he is…maybe moonwalking on a cloud somewhere…he’s smiling down on all of us. he had such a beautiful smile.