08 July 2009

ma ma se, ma ma sa

I don't have a ton to say about today's outfit, except I love the simplicity and clean lines, and I feel really good in it.
top & skirt: Gap, shoes: Calvin Klein, bag: Miu Miu, cuff: Marc Jacobs, watch: vintage

One final pic - the piece de resistance, my MJ stack. I've had this Michael Jackson watch since I was a little girl, and although it hasn't worked for years, I've always hung onto it. I pulled it out again yesterday to pay homage to my first musical love.

With that, I'd like to talk about Michael for a moment. Something that's been bothering me throughout all the media coverage of his passing is the focus on the turmoil and the insanity that was his life in more recent years. Granted, it is hard to think/talk about Michael Jackson without these elements coming to mind, but I choose not to focus on that right now. I choose instead to think about getting my first album, Thriller, when I was 4 years old, and playing it on my Fisher Price record player. I think about how that album influenced me and shaped my taste in music for the rest of my life, and how it did the same for millions, even billions of others. I think about how Michael himself never really had a childhood, yet he was such a huge part of mine. For that I'm extremely grateful. He sacrificed any semblance of a normal life to make music. For us.
RIP Michael - you made the world a better place with your music, and you will live on forever in our hearts and souls.


Rod Cruz said...

I couldn't have said it better myself... I agree 100% that we should focus on the positive right now.


Alannah said...

Oh my gosh, I was like 13 or 14 when Thriller came out! You make me feel so old!

I loved what you wrote and I love your MJ watch!