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Old 07-07-2009, 07:56 PM   #511
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"wasnt nothing strage 'bout your daddy" I believe he said. I thought the matter of fact way he said it made it much more poignant. I thought it was classy of him to address the kids directly
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:03 PM   #512
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Sharton - Jermaine - Paris

most moving parts for me.

I was 10 year's old at my mother's service, I was too numb to cry.

I guess Janet didn't have the strength.

I could barely carry my sister's casket, yet alone speak at her service.
Hey Deep I know what you mean, I have lost too many family and friends to count and had to do eulogies and then I said to myself this is just hard too hard to continue doing these things.

What makes Micheal Jackson so special to me is that I did not know him personally and he is not a part of my family or a direct friend. He is somebody we all have seen for so long and we all make our opinions or judgments throughout the years and finally after his death we deal with it. But I feel for myself it's easier to grieve and celebrate his life and music because I didn't know him personally.

When my best friends and family died from drugs and suicides and cancer, I feel absolutely numb and I find myself unable to grieve or cry because my brain is in comlete shock and I can't handle it and it shuts off.

I know it sounds strange or bad but it's too much for me to handle. Our own parents and family members and friends dying is so direct and carrying the casket etc is too real to me. I convinve myself in some weird way they are not dead (I know this is wrong because people need to grieve) But what happens with me is that one day out of the blue I have a wave of emotion and cry for days and finally mourn.

When my best friend died I did not grieve or cry then 2 years later when I was on a vacation to Hawaii I was sitting in the morning in a bar and something happened I didn't know what was happenning, I felt a wave of emotion and I got out of there and started walking back to the hotel I felt started crying like crazy. People saw me cry walking down the street but I couldn't stop, I got back to the hotel and I couldn't stop crying for hours.

I don't know maybe I don't make any sense but to me when someone I like who means a great deal to me like MJ but I don't know them personally it's easier to grieve and especially when many others also are grieving. But when it's a family or friend it's so unreal and so diffilcult I just can't move on I just feel numb and I won't belive it. It's too strange, I know it.
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When Paris spoke I was
It definitely made me tear up. If I had watched it again, I would have cried.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:28 PM   #514
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I saw Al Sharpton, John Mayer, Brooke, and Jermaine.....I actually got teary eyed with Jermaine...he did a GREAT job...I do not know how he did that.....I did not see Paris....what did she say? I would have lost it I am sure
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supposedly, it was Michael's favorite song.

'Smile' was the theme music for Chaplin last silent picture 'Modern Times' in 1936

Tony Bennett does a great version of it, too.
So does Steven Tyler & Chris Botti.
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It definitely made me tear up. If I had watched it again, I would have cried.
I woke up late at 10:45am PST, I had tried to stay awake but at 8 am I fell back asleep.

I didn't realize the kids were there then I saw Paris and sitting next to Katherine I really started to feel emotional and sad, but so happy at the same time.

She looked so great a young respectful girl who seemed to know what was happening around her. She even got up for standing ovation before others around her did for certain speakers it really hit my heart so much, I think she is beyond her years. And then I saw the kids singing at the end with the rest of the celebs and other kids and it made me happy.

Then at the end when Paris talked about her father it made me cry so much it was the most emotional moment of that memorial to me, and seeing her older brother Prince Michael reach out to console her made me cry too. To think that is the first time MJ's kid said something in the media at such a young age too made me cry and gives me hope for their future and the Jackson family future and legacy of MJ.
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Those poor kids..Everytime I see the clips of Paris I just cry soo soo sad..
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So does Steven Tyler & Chris Botti.
there are probably 200- 330 covers of it.

my favorite goes back to a girlfriend that would come over with a case of beer and a couple of packs of cigarettes
then she would put on 'best of Tony Bennett'
she knew the back story to every song, told me Chaplin composed Smile
we would drink
and dance
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until the sun came up.
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Hey Deep .....

I don't know maybe I don't make any sense but to me when someone I like who means a great deal to me like MJ but I don't know them personally it's easier to grieve and especially when many others also are grieving. But when it's a family or friend it's so unreal and so diffilcult I just can't move on I just feel numb and I won't belive it. It's too strange, I know it.

you are making perfect sense

at 10 I could not cry for my mother, I wanted to, everyone else was, I tried, I felt guilty for not crying. I still have not cried. I can't remember her. That is how I survived it.

I fell on the floor and wept went my sister died. I was 36 then.


Seeing Paris was hard, each time the clip plays, I get tears.
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.I did not see Paris....what did she say? I would have lost it I am sure

here it is again


YouTube - Paris Jackson @ Father's Memorial
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you are making perfect sense

at 10 I could not cry for my mother, I wanted to, everyone else was, I tried, I felt guilty for not crying. I still have not cried. I can't remember her. That is how I survived it.

I fell on the floor and wept went my sister died. I was 36 then.


Seeing Paris was hard, each time the clip plays, I get tears.
I was 22 when my father died and I did not cry at the funeral. I grieved privately.

When my best friend died 8 years ago I couldn't stop crying. I still cry.

I've teared up seeing the Paris clip each time, too. Just gut-wrenching.
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I've teared up seeing the Paris clip each time, too. Just gut-wrenching.


me too.

it was very, very honest. clear and simple.
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It was touching to see both Anderson Cooper and Larry King reflect on what it was like to lose their fathers at a young age and what the Jackson kids will face in the coming weeks/months/years.
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Wow. I didn't watch the memorial, don't think I could have handled it today, so I made myself busy instead. But reading the news and all of your posts, it sounds absolutely heart-wrenching. It's like...he was my generation's Elvis. I actually remember Elvis's death, and think for my young years I had a fairly good grasp of the cultural significance of it, but it didn't...move me.

So tonight, I'm several glasses of wine in, and watching his videos, and celebrating him, in a way that makes me happy. Hopefully they'll put out the memorial in some form that I can watch it later. RIP MJ, thanks for the great tunes and the memories. And love and comfort to his family.


You've been hit by...a smooth criminal.

Indeed.
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