Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson - There Will Never Be Another You

It was 1983. I was 8 years old. I had special permission from my parents to stay up past my bedtime to watch Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever. We were living in southern California at the time, and I waited patiently on the floor in front of the TV with my knees tucked in my Strawberry Shortcake nightgown for a certain singer to appear. The second the first beats came through the speakers of the television, I was up on my feet. I couldn't help it.

There are moments in life that are significant enough that you remember every detail. This night, this performance, was one such moment for me. Because when this man took the stage for those 5 minutes, everything I thought I enjoyed about music turned into something more powerful that I could not have predicted. This is when the music of my generation was defined. This is the moment when the soundtrack of my life began.

Michael, there will never be another you. The loss is great and my heart is heavy. May you rest in peace.







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