Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Goodbye, Michael

I just finished watching Michael Jackson's memorial service, almost 4am Singapore time. It was a most touching memorial that rightly paid tribute fit for a King. I witnessed how so many people (billions) all over the world love this man for being the best entertainer, for being a living legend that will probably last till eternity - not just as the King of Pop, but also as a true Humanitarian.

There will never be another Michael Jackson. He broke all barriers of race and culture through his music, unifying the world with his music. Perhaps he can serve as a reminder for us, that we should look ourselves in the mirror before we act. Be grateful to those who love us. Be grateful for those who hate us. We should stop judging people from the colour of their skin, and look into their heart instead. We should respect the differences we all have, and instead, pass on the message of love and peace, and demonstrate that love wherever we go.

Eventhough we are here for just a fleeting moment, we too can make a change, make a difference.

This is Michael Jackson's favourite song, according to Brooke Shields, one of his closest friends, SMILE, a Charlie Chaplin song, sang by Michael.

Smile tho' your heart is aching,
Even though it's breaking,
When there are clouds in the sky,You'll get by,
If you Smile through your fear and sorrow,
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through - for you.
Light up your face with gladness,
Hide every trace of sadness,
Altho' a tear may be ever so near,
That's the time you must keep on trying,
Smile - what's the use of crying,
You'll find that life is still worthwhile,
If you just smile.

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