Saturday, November 7, 2009

~~THIS IS IT~~ Last of The Series Part V

The Tragedies of Brilliance, The Choices of Destruction, The Inability To Receive The Gifts And The Power Of The Gifts So Freely Given

That was Michael... A star that will forever shine brightly, a shooting star, a falling star at times, a comet streaking across the sky, perhaps "Gone To Soon", but more remarkably a life lived in the bright lights of fame from childhood; sweetness growing into oddness and then strangeness into oddity with the media and "papparazzi" and ugliness. Judgment from the masses and friends that turned their backs, races that embraced and then dis-owned and then embraced. Wow confusion bloomed like ragweed and then roses that were magnificent, and smelled sweet too! Anyone would be confused, dazed and prone to addictions living through all of that I would think, but then again,  I've never been one to judge, my mantra in my life?  "I DON'T TAKE TYLENOL FOR SOMEONE ELSE'S FEVER" a gift I received from a near and dear friend who I loving call, Lady Lord! And you can believe I use that mantra on a daily basis!
Ah, but again I digress....
Lives born of instant conflict, pain, fame, torture... fed and watered and then growing into something, not quite sure what, but deep within blooms a brilliance seldom experienced. Brought alive by the screams of the thousands, the adoration of fans, people who just want to touch you, the press, but then ... and only then...
Spirit fills the soul, the amps gear up, the dancers just want the chance to show their stuff, to get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the lights and pyrotechnics blaze, the drums roll and the strings sizzle and hit notes that go through you like magic and your body moves... it just moves allowing you to do things that bodies just don't do! And there and then you are bigger than life, and all of a sudden you lean to a degree that looks humanly impossible! Feeling like you are magic, like you have a very important message to share, that you are there to share the gifts, to give freely and openly with others, but what is remarkable to me are the feelings, the intensity of the moments. You want it to last; the music, the brilliance, the fluidity of movement.... and when the lights go out you are drained, and you are weary, but you just want it to continue, the feelings to last, you want to stay in that place away from your regular life! Or at least I did, I'll admit it! It was magnificent... "THIS IS IT" and it was great...
But my friends, we all know that you cannot sustain those intense and fabulous feelings over the long haul. is After times of great intensity in experiences is when the vulnerability sets in, and that may have been when Michael Jackson couldn't make those all important choices for himself. Perhaps he just couldn't take the inner turmoil, the decisions that lay before and within without the stage, without the dance, the music.... But, for that moment and in that time, just for what he gave the world on that stage... he was indeed brilliant and he will live on forever touching so many through his music. I pray for his children that they will know in their hearts that truth. Just as I pray for all of us that we are able to accept the gifts and that when wished "enough" that we can accept that and prosper in our lives, making choices that enrich and enhance our lives finding balance in the intensity of the music and the beauty of silence embracing the body-spirit-mind connection. The fluidity of movement is reciprocal and its flow is truly stunning when in harmony with the warrior within~
And so I end this series of inspirations after seeing "This Is It" with the words of the song, "Gone To Soon" and I remember watching it being performed during the memorial service of Michael Jackson. I recall the silence in that moment although thousands were in attendance, and the quick camera shot of the children sitting there looking a bit like does out of the woods that day. May the Creator bless them and protect them from the ugliness of the world and those that like to focus on the negative ~~~ "Aho!"
Like a comet
Blazing 'cross the evening sky
Gone To Soon
Like a rainbow
Fading in the twinkling of an eye
Gone To Soon
Shiny and sparkly
And splendidly bright
Here one day
Gone One Night
Like the loss of sunlight
On a cloudy afternoon
Gone To Soon
Like a castle
Built upon a sandy beach
Gone To Soon
Like a perfect flower
That is just beyond your reach
Gone To 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 To Soon

Those words resonate with the feelings that we all have felt after the death of someone precious in our lives, and it  does not matter their age or circumstances of their death. As for Michael, I feel certain that he is dancing in the lights of heaven, he is orchestrating the sounds of the thunder and the light-shows of the lightning and majesty of rainbows as he sets up the next moves and dances and songs...
Perhaps it was just his time, and maybe just maybe.... he was too gentle for this world, but left behind some very precious gifts that we all now can make choices whether or not to "heal ourselves and heal the world" one step at a time.

I am sending many Blessings, gratitude and prayers to the children of and  to the family and fans of Michael Jackson and to you the readers of this blog.
I wish you enough, while praying that you can do something with "enough" while making choices that truly make a difference in your life today!

Walk In Beauty.


Dot said...

Loved it as always~~

Anonymous said...

Looking back on our choices is alot easier than predicting the cummulative outcome of all the small choices that equal one's life. Some smart choices, some without thought at all. This is a provocative blog today. I haev to ponder my own choices....