Say what you want about being over-Michael-Jacksoned to death in the last 12 some days, but there are heart-stopping moments on this earth to appreciate on the afternoon of his memorial. And I thank God for those times in life that we can sit alone in our houses to cry, applaud and emote.

It doesn’t happen very often. Princess Diana was a moment that passed into an angelic passing, as well as the stellor New Millenium all over the world with the celebration of all cultures hour by hour. These milestones don’t just happen in my neighborhood, they happen everywhere.

And that’s what I felt about Michael Jackson. He was a mere piece of my past, but a huge puzzle to embrace. I clearly felt my own mortality as well as his. Jermaine summed it up with his, “Smile…” song. I knew that the whole world was listening…sue