Amsterdam wrote:naturemama wrote:The biggest tragedy is that so many of us, myself included, didn't care to find out who he was, I mean who he really was on the inside. He was such an enigma to me. Since his death I became immersed in old home videos, interviews, whatever I could get my hands on to try to understand him, figure him out, see him for who he was, not for what the media portrayed him to be. I found him to be an extremely sensitive and gentle and loving man, with a beautiful spirit about him. I found him to be someone I love, but never knew.
I have grown up with his music, and some of it I have really liked, but never heard the song "Earth Song" until browsing his videos after his passing. The beauty and passion and intensity it evokes in me brings me to heavy tears. His songs "Heal the World" and "We are the World" have come to life for me since his passing. While he was here I was too desensitized to him to hear the heart of these songs. But now with him gone I feel his hearts desire to make great change, I hear his care and concern for suffering in this world, and I admire him so for it.
He was beautiful for sharing his soul so deeply through his music and performance, despite judgment. If his purpose was to express what was in his heart for the world to see, than he achieved it. I think it's rare than one lives up to such a noble purpose, adheres to such a high calling, and persists through such hell as he did. I don't mean to make him sound flawless, as we are all human, but the greatness in him can't be denied. He was great musically as well and in spirit. His heart loved deeply and cared deeply, and it takes a STRONG heart to continue to love in a cold and harsh climate as this world is. Bless him, we'll never forget him. He graciously left his music with us, therefore his heart is with us...
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