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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Why Mourn For Rock Stars?

Why do we do that? Why mourn for someone we barely know, except in most cases, through their music? I felt a little sad when Prince died this past week. I did not cry, but I did feel a little bit of loss. Not much though. I probably would have felt more if I had been a bigger fan of his music. But I wasn't. I am aware of the influence he had on music in the 80s. Even INXS admitted to being influenced by Prince. But why do people feel sad at the loss of a rock star? I remember when Michael died, I was incredibly sad. I was in my 20s and had not yet experienced a loss like that before. I knew about death and I had had friends that died before then. But for some reason, no one's death affected me the way Michael's did. Even to this day, I've still never felt a sadness like I felt when Michael died. I cried like I'd never cried before. I cried for days! My ma wonders why, because I hardly knew the man. Only met him once, and then took a break from INXS fanhood for several years before he died, and I really only knew him through his music. So why did his death affect me the way it did?

Well, it's kindof hard to explain unless you have actually felt it before. When Michael died, one of the first things that crossed my mind was that a piece of my childhood was gone. My entire later teen years was spent listening to Michael sing over and over again. I did a lot of admiring him too. I fell in love right there. In a sense, Michael became a part of me. He filled a piece of my mind and heart that, before I saw him, was virtually non-existent. His singing showed me things that I never knew existed before. He took my imagination in directions its never seen before. When he sang, I felt like he and I were the only 2 people in the world, and that he was doing it just for me. I spent countless hours watching him adoringly, looking at pics of him, reading magazine articles, listening to his singing, watching his videos. Everything about him made me feel good, even when things in the real world got dark, evil and gone asunder. Michael had become a part of my life and I loved that. It was a great feeling! It was like I was in this car going along on a long, steady, flawless road. And then when Michael died, suddenly, it was like that beautiful road ended and my car went over a cliff without me. I was left standing on the edge of that cliff, wondering "how the hell am I going to get home now?" It was a real feeling of being lost and alone.

Anyways, that is what it's like. That is why I mourn for Michael even to this day. I still find myself quietly weeping for him. I wish he could come back. But I can say this, the world is a better, more enjoyable place because he was here. Even if his time with us was brief. I still enjoy all the things he left us. I enjoy his singing, his music, his moves, his beauty, his memories. Everything about him. But that is why we feel a loss when a rock icon passes. For me, it was Michael, and only Michael. I never have grieved for any other celebrity like I did for Michael. Not even to this day. But I did feel a sense of loss when Prince died, even though I was not even the slightest bit interested in him. I just wonder who is going to be next? Not my Timmy I hope!!! I want Timmy to live to be 100. Maybe even beyond. I just don't want him to go in my lifetime. LOL! If he happens to, I need to save my tears for him. I love him so much, I want him to be here forever. Or at least for the maximum that GOD will allow. And I want him to be happy in that time too.

I'm tired of our most talented people leaving this world. What are we going to be left with? If GOD wants to take someone else away, please make it the Kardashians!!! Or some other nudnik that has no talent whatsoever!
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