…From this day forward, may a new song be heard.
Let that new song be the sound of children laughing.
Let that new song be the sound of children playing.
Let that new song be the sound of children singing.
And let that new song be the sound of parents listening.
Together, let us create a symphony of hearts, marvelling at the miracle of our children and basking in the beauty of love.
Let us heal the world and blight its pain.
And may we all make beautiful music together.
God bless you, and I love you
.” – Oxford University, March 2001 by Michael Jackson

Gone Too soon. Usher LIVE


image MichaelDearest Michael,

You entered the grand theater of life giving out your extraordinary talents and you captivated us with an ultimate composition: your life!  You played the high and low notes of life in humility and gentleness. In solitude, you painfully accepted criticism and harsh judgement about your personal and private life.

A great deal has been said about you. The “perception” of your bad and ugly side  has been magnified overshadowing your good side. If you enter this world knowing you are loved…

I grew up with your music ever since you were a part of the Jackson Five.  It uplifted and inspired me. You helped me transport the magic of your rhythm and movements to my patients at Elsie Gaches, sharing awes and happiness as we sung and danced to your beat. Your songs empowered and challenged them to be more creative in many ways.

Your childlike trust to believe that peace and unity is possible through change was repeatedly echoed in your songs like “Heal the world”, “We are the world”, “Man in the Mirror”, “Beat it”, “The Love You Save” et cetera, calling out for a commitment of “symphony of hearts.”

Your friendship was expressed explicitly both in life and your songs: “I’ll be there”, “You are not alone”, “Ben”, “One day in your life”, “Black or white”, and so on. Your relationship with your friends like Diana Ross, Elizabeth Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Mark Lester, Brooke Shields and many others endured through the test of time without questions of age, gender, racial differences and human frailties.

You taught us that it is not enough to have the gift of talent. It is necessary to develop it with continuous practice and give it fully to your audience even if you were in pain: physically and emotionally.

Thank you for the musicYou held nothing back when center-stage. Each performance was your only performance, the last one. Perhaps to some people you were just an entertainer but you were not. You traveled from soul to soul. Touching lives. Touching hearts.

You danced and we moved. You sang and our vocal chords vibrated. You were one soul expressing for many bodies.

Thank you Michael for defining a beat to which we can dance in our lives, for showing us a man enduring the impossible heights of stardom though experiencing the boundless blows of a misunderstood individual. Forgive us when we failed to be with you in your darkest hours when you constantly reminded us that we are not alone.

Thank you for showing us that love can transcend every age, gender, race or territory. Thank you for being Peter Pan in your heart, for loving simple things and daring to dream and flying high to reach to them.

To the end, you remained a showman, laying bare your heart, your soul and body for us to revel or even to revile in. Forgive us for owning you, that you should cater to our whims.  Forgetting that you were human like us, that you can falter and fall because we humans, are vulnerable.

Thank you for being you, for contributing to such an incredible part of the mystery, imagination, music and magic in our lives.

Thank you for touching my soul,


P.S. You once said in your speech at Oxford way back in 2001…

I pray that my children will give me the benefit of the doubt. That they will say to themselves: “Our daddy did the best he could, given the unique circumstances that he faced. He may not have been perfect, but he was a warm and decent man, who tried to give us all the love in the world…

I hope that they will always focus on the positive things, on the sacrifices I willingly made for them, and not criticise the things they had to give up, or the errors I’ve made, and will certainly continue to make, in raising them. For we have all been someone’s child, and we know that despite the very best of plans and efforts, mistakes will always occur. That’s just being human. “

Michael, I want to assure you: your children believe that you have been “the best father one can ever imagine”. Paris Katherine, your beautiful daughter, testified it through tears before the whole world. She continued, “And I just want to say I love him so much.”


Pain was your constant companion from your childhood days until the last minute of your adult life.  You are “Home” now where you will be deservingly blessed with immense happiness by the Giver of Gifts who gave you that very special talent which you unselfishly gave us.

May your wish of a new song be heard: the joyful sound of  children for they are the future of this seemingly “cold” and “materialistic” world.

Bravissimo Michael!

Despite of…

Michael Jackson’s Quotes

If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
A professor may degrade you, but you will not feel degraded, a boss may crush you, but you will not be crushed, a corporate gladiator might vanquish you, but you will still triumph. How could any of them truly prevail in pulling you down? For you know that you are an object worthy of love. The rest is just packaging.”

I was comforted by the belief that God exists in my heart and in music and in beauty, not only in a building,”

In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. In a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”

If a man could say nothing against a character but what he can prove, his story could not be written. Animals strike not from malice, but because they want to live, it is the same with those who criticize, they desire our blood, not our pain. But still I must achieve. I must seek truth in all things. I must endure for the power I was sent forth, for the world, for the children. but have mercy for I’ve been bleeding for a long time now.”

There’s a Mother’s Day and there’s a Father’s Day, but there’s no Children’s Day. It would mean a lot. World peace.

Love, ladies and gentlemen, is the human family’s most precious legacy, its richest bequest, its golden inheritance. And it is a treasure that is handed down from one generation to another. Previous ages may not have had the wealth we enjoy. Their houses may have lacked electricity, and they squeezed their many kids into small homes without central heating. But those homes had no darkness, nor were they cold. They were lit bright with the glow of love and they were warmed snugly by the very heat of the human heart. Parents, undistracted by the lust for luxury and status, accorded their children primacy in their lives.”

I believe in wishes and in a person’s ability to make a wish come true, I really do. And a wish is more than a wish… it’s a goal that your conscience and sub-conscience can help make reality.”

You can always dream, and your dreams will come true, but you have to make them come true.”

Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.”

Be God’s glow”

Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts and only asks to be lived.”

I used to dream. I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don’t know where we are.”

We are Christians, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu, we are black, we are white, we are a community of some many differences, so complex and yet so simple. We do not need to have war.”

In the end, the most important thing is to be true to yourself and those you love and work hard. Work like there’s no tomorrow. Train. Strive. Really train and cultivate your talent to the highest degree. Be the best at what you do. Get to know more about your field than anybody alive. Use the tools of your trade, if it’s books or a floor to dance on or a body of water to swim in. Whatever it is, it’s yours. That’s what I’ve always tried to remember.”

I’m a visionary and a creative person. God blessed me with certain talents. I hate to use an analogy, but Walt Disney was creative but not good with business. His brother Roy handled the books. He loved creating family-oriented entertainment and so do I. I feel that was a gift and I have that gift also. I’m very honored to have been chosen.”

My life is very complicated. I have a lot of things going on. I am juggling a lot of responsibilities. There is so much going on that it is astounding, it really is.”

And the dream we were conceived in will reveal a joyful face… and the world we once believed in will shine again in grace. Then why do we keep strangling life, wound this Earth, crucify its soul. Though it’s plain to see, this world is heavenly. We could be God’s glow… Heal the world.”

I used to dream I used to glance beyond the stars Now I don’t know where we are although I know we’ve drifted far What about yesterday What about the seas The heavens are falling down I can’t even breathe What about the bleeding Earth Can’t we feel its wounds What about nature’s worth? It’s our planet’s womb.”

Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts and only asks to be lived.”

I’m totally at home on the stage. That’s where I live. That’s where I was born. That’s where I’m safe.”

When I was young, the people I watched were the real showmen — James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr., Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly. A great showman touches everybody.”

The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.”

Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons. The truth will win this marathon in court.’”

I wake up from dreams and go “Wow, put this down on paper.” The whole thing is strange. You hear the words, everything is right there in front of your face . . .”

And my goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.”

The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.”

I feel guilty just sitting around when I know I can be doing something.”

It was hard to have your life turn into public property, even if you appreciated that people were interested in you because of your music.”

I have been forced to submit to a dehumanizing and humiliating examination by the Santa Barbara County sheriff’s department and the Los Angeles police department earlier this week. They served a search warrant on me which allowed them to view and photograph my body, including my penis, my buttocks, my lower torso, thighs and any other areas that they wanted. It was the most humiliating ordeal of my life, one that no person should ever have to suffer.” 1993

Love Is Strong. It only cares for joyful giving.”

I never smile when I dance.”

I was a veteran, before I was a teenager.”

I’m just like anyone. I cut and I bleed. And I embarass easily.”

Why can’t you share your bed? The most loving thing to do is to share your bed with someone. It’s very charming. It’s very sweet. It’s what the whole world should do.”

Even at home, I’m lonely. I sit in my room sometimes and cry. It’s so hard to make friends, and there are some things that you can’t talk to your parents about. I sometimes walk around the neighborhood at night, just hoping to find someone to talk to. But I just end up coming home.”

I’ll always be Peter Pan in my heart.”

I’m starting with the man in the mirror. I’m asking him to change his ways. And no message could have been any clearer. If you wanna make the world a better place take a look at yourself and then make a change.”

I’m gonna make a change, for once in my life. It’s gonna feel real good, gonna make a difference, gonna make it right.”

The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.”

You know, let’s put it this way, if all the people in Hollywood who have had plastic surgery, if they went on vacation, there wouldn’t be a person left in town.”

Human knowledge consists not only of libraries of parchment and ink – it is also comprised of the volumes of knowledge that are written on the human heart, chiselled on the human soul, and engraved on the human psyche.” Speech at Oxford University(2001)

I loved to set foot in all those regular suburban houses and catch sight of the shag rugs and La-Z-Boy armchairs with kids playing Monopoly and grandmas baby-sitting and all those wonderful, ordinary and starry scenes of everyday life. Many, I know, would argue that these things seem like no big deal. But to me they were mesmerising.”

I have been the artist with the longest career, and I am so proud and honoured to be chosen from heaven to be invincible.

Today children are constantly encouraged to grow up faster, as if this period known as childhood is a burdensome stage, to be endured and ushered through, as swiftly as possible.”

I would therefore like to propose tonight that we install in every home a Children’s Universal Bill of Rights, the tenets of which are:

1. The right to be loved without having to earn it
2. The right to be protected, without having to deserve it
3. The right to feel valuable, even if you came into the world with nothing
4. The right to be listened to without having to be interesting
5. The right to be read a bedtime story, without having to compete with the evening news
6. The right to an education without having to dodge bullets at schools
7. The right to be thought of as adorable – (even if you have a face that only a mother could love).”

I am a very sensitive person. A person with very vulnerable feelings. My best friends in the whole world are children and animals. They’re the ones who tell the truth and love you openly and without reservation. Adults have learned how to hide their feelings and their emotions. They can lie. They will smile to your face and say bad things behind your back. Children haven’t learned those things yet, and they can’t hurt you.”

I don’t understand why they feel the need to make up things about me. I supposed if there’s nothing scandalous to report, it’s necessary to make things interesting.”

It hurts to be mobbed. Not mentally, but physically. Your body feels like a noodle, being pulled by ten different people. They don’t realize it. They love you so much they just want a part of you. They say, ‘I gotta get a peice of this guy, if it’s his shirt, his hair, his face, anything.’ There are fans who actually have pieces of my hair. I could go to England right now, and they’d show me and say, ‘This is your hair from 3 years ago.’ I’d say, ‘Oh my gosh.’ And it’s sitting in their wallet. They collect hair.”

People think they know me, but they don’t. Not really. Actually, I am one of the loneliest people on this Earth. I cry sometimes, because it hurts. It does. To be honest, I guess you could say that it hurts to be me.”

Like the old Indian proverb says, ‘Do not judge a man until you’ve walked 2 moons in his moccasins.’ Most people don’t know me, that is why they write such things in which most is not true. I cry very-very often because it hurts and I worry about the children. All my children all over the world, I live for them.”

When I’m not onstage, I’m not the same. I’m different. I think I’m some kind of stage addict. When I can’t get onto a stage for a long time, I have fits and get real crazy. I start crying, and act weird and all freaked out. No kiddin’, I do. I start dancin’ around the house.” (like me! lol..I could picture it..awe..)

I am so proud to be an entertainer, but you have seen nothing yet.”

There is a lot of sadness in my past life. My father beat me. It was difficult to take being beaten and then going on stage. He was strict; very hard and stern.”

They say that parenting is like dancing. You take one step, your child takes another. I have discovered that getting parents to re-dedicate themselves to their children is only half the story. The other half is preparing the children to re-accept their parents. “

This is it! These will be my final shows, performances in London. When I say this is it, it really means, this is it.”

They did it to try and belittle me, to try and to take away my pride. But I went through the whole system with them. And at the end, I wanted the public to know that I was okay, even though I was hurting.”

Yeah, Wacko Jacko, where did that come from? Some English tabloid. I have a heart and I have feelings. I feel that when you do that to me. It’s not nice.”

I trusted Martin Bashir to come into my life and that of my family because I wanted the truth to be told. Martin Bashir persuaded me to trust him that his would be an honest and fair portrayal of my life and told me that he was the man that turned Diana’s life around. I am surprised that a professional journalist would compromise his integrity by deceiving me in this way. Today I feel more betrayed than perhaps ever before; that someone, who had got to know my children, my staff and me, whom I let into my heart and told the truth, could then sacrifice the trust I placed in him and produce this terrible and unfair programme. Everyone who knows me will know the truth which is that my children come first in my life and that I would never harm any child. I also want to thank my fans around the world for the overwhelming number of messages of support that I have received, particularly from Great Britain, where people have e-mailed me and said how appalled they were by the Bashir film. Their love and support has touched me greatly.”

I changed. People change.”

I’m a black American, I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. I have a lot of pride and dignity
I believe in my heart that the music community will come together as one and rally to the aid of thousands of innocent victims. There is a tremendous need for relief dollars right now and through this effort each one of us can play an immediate role in helping comfort so many people.”

I am always writing a potpourri of music. I want to give the world escapism through the wonder of great music and to reach the masses.”

“People who grew up as child stars have the same thing in common. You’re cute, they love you; you go through the awkward stage, they don’t accept you any more. Very few make the transition to adult star,”

Oh, God no, we tried to control it and using make-up evens it out because it makes blotches on my skin, I have to even out my skin. But you know what’s funny, why is that so important? That’s not important to me. I’m a great fan of art, I love Michelangelo, if I had the chance to talk to him or read about him I would want to know what inspired him to become who he is, the anatomy of his craftsmanship, not about who he went out with last night … what’ wrong with … I mean that’s what is important to me.

I believe in my heart that the music community will come together as one and rally to the aid of thousands of innocent victims, … There is a tremendous need for relief dollars right now and through this effort each one of us can play an immediate role in helping comfort so many people.”

“I have always maintained my innocence, and vehemently denied that these events ever took place. I reluctantly chose to settle the false claims only to end the terrible publicity and to continue with my life and career,”

My heart and prayers go out to every individual”

“I will say again that I have never, and would never, harm a child. It sickens me that people have written untrue things about me.”

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