Tuesday, July 7, 2009

If You Wannna Make the World a Better Place . . .

Take a look at yourself, and then make a change. I can't tell you how many times Mom sang that to herself growing up. And how often she still gets those lyrics stuck in her head when she looks in the mirror.

Our world has changed . . . and he changed anyone's world who had a record player, eight-track, cassette and CD player in it. It hit Mom today as she ran home for a quick bite and caught some of the live memorial coverage coming from the Staples Center that he is truly gone. Mom's generation is of those who moonwalked, Thriller danced and learned that we truly are the world alongside the undisputed King of Pop. How lucky we've been that technology came with him.

Motown's Barry Gordy just said, "Michael Jackson is a star who went into orbit and never came down." He then declared to a standing ovation, "He is the greatest entertainer that ever lived."

And true to an entertainer of that magnitude, the world never stopped watching.

It was Michael Jackson's beat that brought even our little town together three years ago when we first took on the "Thriller" dance in downtown Macon. Here's looking forward to October when we do it again.

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