11 months and counting the days.
It seems as if, the Michael Jackson community is heading to the inevitable.
The day of mourning - June 25th. A day we all knew was coming, but we have all feared and dreaded.
Not, that we all - needed a date on the calendar, to remind us.
The mourning, began in the instant , we all heard the terrible news, on June 25, 2009.
There are times, that I have felt that we all are living in an alternate state, an alternate universe.
“You gotta take that chip off your shoulderIt's time you open up Have some faith”
Unions have been created, tested and broken. Coalitions have been organized and and some have been dismantled.
Trusted foundations have started to crumble.... Friendships have become strained, friendships have been strengthened.
The reason, I believe, is because we are operating with a broken heart, a heart that is not soon to heal.
In the last week, the alternate universe has really seemed to really have gone off its axis.
Truths, I would have staked my life, a week ago, are in question.
“Nothing good ever comes easyAll good things come in due time (Yes it does)You gotta have something to believe inI'm telling you to open your mind”
There is a line from the movie “ The Wizard of OZ” - “People come and go, so quickly here”.
That is part of the alternate universe, that many of us are trying to maneuver through - trying to find a place that makes sense.
But how, can it make sense? How are we ever going to make sense out of the last 11 months?
I feel the answer is getting back to the fundamental reason, we all come together, in the first place.
Michael sings “ You got to put your love on the line, You’ve got to put heart on the line, if you want to make it right”
That poetic and genuine lyric is the answer.
We need get back to the place, where we are operating out of love. and Only LOVE.
Put aside jealousy, speculation, competition and ambition.
Those traits, have never been about LOVE.
Those traits are are only centered in self-interests. And it is those self-interests that have taken over the alternate universe, a dark place, that is not based in love.
“Gotta put your heart on the lineIf you wanna make it rightYou've got to reach out and tryGotta put your heart on the lineIf you wanna get it rightGotta put it all on the line”
Last week, a friend of mine, passed away.
I never met her , face to face, but it never mattered.
We had a relationship that was based on laughter, trust and love.
It was a friendship that began on the internet but it did not seem to matter to either of us.
We were present with each other, when it mattered the most.
So, to honor, that friendship, I have decided to return to the core, that brought me to the internet ..11 months ago.
At a time, when I desperately needed friends, I found them. And it did not matter that , the friendships was borne out of the internet - from the strokes of my lap top keys .
Today, I spoke to a friend today- who was in desperate need of someone to just listen about her trying day, Someone , who just needed a hug.
It is out of that friendship and others, I write today’s blog.
Attention must be paid! We need to get “over ourselves” and remember , why we came together in the first place.
It was Michael’s love and it is his legacy, that our friendships honor everyday.
Those friendship, born of love are as important to me - as any friendship, that I have had. Some may disagree - but, it is my truth , that I would stake my life on.
So, to my friend, who just needed a hug, today. I say , I will always be here for you
To my friend, who is now walking with the angels, I thank you for the gift, you left behind. LOVE.
In the end, it is the love, that stays with you for more than a lifetime.
Michael Jackson’s On the Line
No sense pretending its overHard times just don't go awayYou gotta take that chip off your shoulder It's time you open up Have some faithNothing good ever comes easy
All good things come in due time (Yes it does)You gotta have something to believe inI'm telling you to open your mind
Gotta put your heart on the lineIf you wanna make it rightYou've got to reach out and tryGotta put your heart on the lineIf you wanna get it rightGotta put it all on the line
You see yourself in the mirrorAnd you don't like what you seeAnd things aren't getting much clearer Don't you think it's time you go for a changeDon't waste your time on the past, no, noIt's time you look to the future
It's all right there if you askThis time if you try much harderYou'll be the best that you can beGotta put your heart on the line
If you wanna make it rightYou've got to reach out and tryGotta put your heart on the lineIf you wanna get it rightGotta put it all on the line
If you wanna make it right (If you wanna make it right)If you wanna do it now (do it now)Then you gotta learn to try (Then you gotta learn to try)You can make it work somehow (make it work somehow) No nothin' in life comes free And that's just so easy nowYou gotta go for what you wantYou gotta know what you got to stand for Gotta put your heart on the line If you wanna make it rightYou've got to reach out and try Gotta put your heart on the lineIf you wanna make it right
Gotta put it all on the line