Thursday, 9 July 2009

Thursday Thirteen: Sniffles at 3

Header by Samulli. Play T13 here.

The world said goodbye to Michael Jackson on Tuesday. I stayed up til 3 A.M. Bangkok time to watch CNN cover it live. All lights were turned off in my nook. I dealt with my emotions in the dark. As fans at the Staples shouted, "We love you, Michael!," I mentally croaked, "How about resurrect Michael" The two-hour memorial was filled with stirring tributes: all worth the vigil and the zombie state I was in the morning after. Here are 13 snippets I (like to) remember:

1. "He came to us from the Creator, trailing creativity in abundance...we do know we had him and we are the world" ~ Queen Latifah reciting Maya Angelou's We Had Him

2. "It's good to be thought of as a person, not as a personality" - MJ

3. "He's got a Guinness record for most charity given by a pop star" ~ Kobe Bryant on MJ

4. "You eat Kentucky fried chicken?" ~ Magic Johnson to MJ

5. "There's nothing strange about your Dad. It was strange your Dad had to deal with" ~ Al Sharpton about MJ to Paris, Prince Michael and Blanket

6. "We laughed"
7. "Michael's favorite song is 'Smile though your heart is aching'"
8. "What's with the glove?" ~ Brooke Shields

9. "At the end of the day, it is only God's love that will anchor you" ~ The Kings, Bernice and Martin Luther III

10. "People are innocent until proven otherwise" ~ Rep. Sara Jackson Lee

11. "Maybe now they will leave you alone" ~ Marlon Jackson to MJ

12. "Let us stop judging people by the color of their skin and the accent of their voice" ~ from the closing prayer of Rev. Lucious Smith

13. (gently and sweetly) "Speak up, Sweetheart" ~ Janet Jackson to Paris Jackson

and when Paris spoke, I had my pillow for a giant Kleenex.

Happy Thursday, everyone!


Beth said...

i cried too when I heard Paris Jackson speak about her dad. He loves him so much. I can almost feel the loss.

I love to read your list. I wasn't able to hear what those people said of MJ kasi I was doing something else. Multi-tasking ba?! :) Thanks for sharing!

Hazel said...

Hi Beth, multi-tasking sa kakaiyak para akong loka-loka lol

Alice Audrey said...

It was a very stirring tribute.

Devilish Southern Belle said...

Seeing & hearing little Paris was heartbreaking.

Rajesh said...

He is my favorite and will always be. Many more stars will come and go, but nobody can replace him.

Chris said...

great post.. the memorial was a good one in my opinion.. and of course, paris made it real special..

Sandy Kessler said...

I feel someday people will say you know while I was talking pervert and reading the demented media, I missed a very special ambassador of worldly love. His greatness was so much more than an entertainer but the small minds missed it !!

AD said...

in his honor this is great!


13 Breath-taking Moments

Brenda ND said...

I missed the farewell to Michael J. so I'm happy to read your replay of the best moments. Thanks.

Anya said...

I didn't see all.......
(It started 19.00 our in the evening Dutch time)
LIVE on TV :)
The memorial was good !!
He has make great music,
I have many music from him :)

(Brooke Shields she looks great for her age
(I think she had many botox, facelifts ..... LOL)

Hazel said...

Lol, Anya! I was probably my son's age in his photo on my sidebar and Brooke was already Brooke. The wonders of botox and facelift if she had any. I'm afraid I'm getting some soon myself lol!

Sue said...

Even my husband cried a little when Paris spoke.

Happy TT!

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Carleen said...

Of all the speakers, none moved me to tears like Brooke Shields did. And when I saw Shaheen Jafargholi, whom I had rooted for on Britain's Got Talent, I gave up and cried out loud.

myhomecomforts said...

Great list! Happy T13.

Pamela Kramer said...

I think Paris got everyone choked up but I did love Brooke Shields speech.

The Bumbles said...

Missed it all myself but thanks for the recap. I hope his family finds some peace after the circus.