Friday, June 26, 2009

RIP Michael Jackson...1958-2009

Michael Jackson was pronounced dead at 2:26pm (5:26pm E.S.T.) on Thursday June 25, 2009. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles, California.

I am so saddened by news of Michael Jackson's passing yesterday. I know this is a blog predominantly about my weightloss and fitness journey, but this effects me and as such is part of this journey.

I am a huge fan of Michael Jackson's music. I know that some of you will disagree with me posting this blog in tribute to MJ but we are all entitled to our own opinions and "my blog, my rules". I realize that there was a lot of controversy surrounding what was indeed a troubled life, however, his talent was and remains undeniable. His music reached so many and transcended so many barriers. Michael Jackson was one of the most widely beloved and recognized entertainers in the world and probably one of the most influential artists of all-time. He leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture; one for which we may never see again in our lifetime. His legacy will live on forever!
Michael's music helped me to get through two of the most difficult times in my life. I have a lot of memories associated with his writings and songs, so for that I say, " THANK YOU and rest in peace, Michael Jackson - may you find the peace an comfort in death that you did not have in life."

I feel like I should say so much more, but I just don't have the words, so once again, I go to his music for comfort.

This is a song by Michael Jackson and I just find it's so fitting to end this post with it. If you'd like to hear this song, scroll through the playlist on the Ipod icon on the right.

Gone To Soon

Like a comet
Blazing 'cross the evening sky
Gone too soon

Like a rainbow
Fading in the twinkling of an eye
Gone too soon

Shiny and sparkly
And splendidly bright
Here one day
Gone one night
Like the loss of sunlight
On a cloudy afternoon
Gone too soon

Like a castle
Built upon a sandy beach
Gone too soon

Like a perfect flower
That is just beyond your reach
Gone too soon

Born to amuse,
to inspire, to delight
Here one day
Gone one night

Like a sunset
Dying with the rising of the moon
Gone too soon

Gone too soon

Until next time...

Joania (2KMINE!!!)


Anonymous said...

I hear you Joania, it's a sad day indeed and he is gone too soon.
We'll seek confort in his songs. May he rest in peace forever.
Now, when are you gonna post those pics, we are dying to see what you look like...

Joania said...

The pics are photographer has been really busy lately.

Sean Anderson said...

I was stunned yesterday with the news. I was in awe of Michael and his incredible talent.

Very nice post. I usually turn off the music players on blogs I read, but I just couldn't this time. Love his voice.

ShannonRuisendaal said...

LOVE this entry

I thought I was gonna marry him!!! Thanks for the music - a little teary eyed this morning

Joania said...

@ Sean - thanks. I'm usually give people the option to play/mute music but for this week, I think I'm just going to let Michael sing.

@Shannon - I married him so many times in my dream...he was wearing the white suit he wore on the Thriller album lol!!

Dee said...

I have cried so many times over this man's death as if he was a loved one:( Like you, a few past experiences are linked to his music. The world will never be blessed which such an irreplaceable talent such as MJ. R.I.P.:(


Anonymous said...

very big loss. Thanks for the music. Brings back memories.