Saturday, June 27, 2009

Memorials

Yesterday when the family was going to pick Nana up to bring her back for a visit we decided to drive by the Apollo theater to see the marquee with the the memorial to Michael Jackson. We had heard on the news about all the folks who had come gathered there as soon as the news of Michael's death got out. Well, it didn't seem that the days break slowed the tide.





There was still many people gathered and music being played. Like everyone, when I first heard I was shocked and saddened. Like I said yesterday, he was my first crush. What I was not prepared for was how upset my DD would be over the news. I mean she's a whole generation behind me. How can this be? Well, she was almost inconsolable. My good friend, her God mother, who was also a HUGE fan eventually got her smiling with stories of how the two of us once dressed in our Thriller outfits to go out to the movies and we thought we were soooo cool. I had not shared that with the DD:)



In the end the DD and I got out of the car as my DH double parked. We signed the makeshift memorial cardboard to say our own goodbyes and thanks to Michael for giving us music and memories that touched both our hearts.



Best,
Kwana

11 comments:

Janicu said...

I am not sure it's really hit me yet. It feels too surreal. In Portland they were playing his music at a pizza place we were having dinner at today. So sad.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Losing both Farrah and Michael is both sad and surreal. They were such a part of growing up, weren't they?

Frau said...

It is such a loss, he was such an icon of our generation. Way too young to pass.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Very tragic and sad. It's hard not to tear up watching his videos.

Tamstyles said...

I took this pretty hard myself...I just cant get over it.

Deidra said...

What a great memorial at the Apollo, and you are lucky to have gotten there with your daughter.

shopgirl28 said...

I was shocked as well. My father told me and I couldn't believe. It's such a horrible loss for the world.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

NYC knows how to do it, huh? Michael's death is has opened up some discussion here at home about the joys, pains and sheer complexity of humanity. Great pictures.

Ina in Alaska said...

That was shocking and sad news. Michael Jackson was a legend and his music legacy will live on. I feel very bad for his children.

Kwana said...

Thank you all for stopping by and sharing you feelings with me. It's amazing how MJ touched so many people in so many ways.

Legallyblondemel said...

Isn't it all so surreal?

I'm hope your DD is doing OK. How nice that you were able to stop by the Apollo & sign a tribute to him.

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