Saturday, July 04, 2009

Am I Sad About Michael Jackson's Passing?

In a word: No.
I've been sad for and about MJ for many years. He's lived a sad life which only got more bizarre as time went on. I've had no expectations for a sudden positive turnaround in his fortunes or his strange behaviour. 
I did not expect a triumphant return to form or unprecedented comeback as a result of the shows he was scheduled to perform in London this year.
I believe he is better off now. His pain - both physical and emotional - is no more. 
As one anonymous person put it in the comments section of a news report:
"The real Michael Jackson has been dead for years."
I'd have to agree. 
I'll keep enjoying Michael's music for the rest of my life.