Thursday, August 13, 2009
I was watching TV while using my laptop to edit my manuscript (I really need to stop doing that, the TV is very distracting). Out of the corner of my eye, I saw something on the screen and I thought, "Is Peter Pan coming back to town again at the college theater?" Then, I looked up and saw it full-on. It was a photo of Michael Jackson. It dawned on me then how much this man worked to become a boy in Neverland. Even his face was altered to look as much like his idol as possible and he tried very hard for many years to fill his home with a ragtag band of unwanted unloved boys.
Sometimes, reality is weirder than fiction. So much torment in the soul from a young age, so much self loathing and repressed anger. It makes you wonder what sort of spirit Michael Jackson would have and just what he would haunt. I'd guess he'd stay away from Neverland--bad memories. He probably would want to be around his kids, but I suspect that having them around his mom might make him uncomfortable--too much like watching his own awful childhood again.
Where do you think Michael Jackson would haunt?
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