I bet you could have never imagined that a little boy from Gary, Indiana would grow up to become such a phenomenal force around the world; a phenomenal force that seemed somehow to have a genuine connection with people; regardless of their race, gender, or religion. People like you “moonwalk” into our lives only once in a lifetime. Though I feel that maybe you left this earth a little too soon, I have to be grateful that you were ever here in the first place.
You paved the way for so many music artists. You set the bar so high, that believe me, no one will ever come close to doing what you have done. You were aware of the social injustices that plague our world and you set out to do something about it.
Michael, you have left us with music that will forever be etched in our minds and music that will forever resonate in our hearts. You have left us with exceptional dance moves that we will continue to try to perfect. Trust me; the “moonwalk” will never die! Simply, you left us with the memories we shared with our family and friends surrounding your music.
Leaving our mark in this world is something that most of us set out to do, and for the most part, we all do it in our own small way; but sometimes, some of us make such a huge impact in this world, that our lives, our talents, and our contributions can never be denied. And this is true of you Michael. There will be many people debating about what your legacy will be, and as far as I am concern, they can debate away; but one thing that is not debatable is your talents, your contributions, and the huge impact that you have made in this world.
Today is a sad day, but today I find myself smiling through my tears. I just know that wherever you are, you have finally made peace with the man in the mirror. And for that, I can smile.