Michael Jackson's legacy film "This Is It" opened today. Everyone from Oprah to Ryan Seacrest has been talking about it, and what an inspiration it is! It just got me thinking about what a great artist Michael was - not singer, or performer, or dancer per se, but an artist. Just like Van Gogh weilding his brush, Michael painted beautiful pictures on the stage, that touched our hearts and minds. He could make us shout out in happiness, jump for joy and bring us to tears. He was a perfectionist, rehearsing every move over and over until he literally passed out. Even the slightest pinky move or head nod had to be perfect! It was this relentless pursuit to be better that made him the greatest.
How many of us are like this is our own lives? How much attention to detail do we really pay? How much do we really prepare? How much do we really study? No matter what craft you practice, let the life of Michael Jackson inspire you to be the best at it. I know it definitely gives me the push I need to keep on grinding and growing, even when obstacles present themselves.
We all question why he died. It was definitely a case of "gone too soon". But at least his memory can serve to guide us, enlighten us, and refresh us when we feel like giving up. Love you Michael!