If you haven't yet, rush out and see "This is It," the documentary about the preparations and rehearsals for Michael Jackson's last concert tour. My husband and I had the privilege of attending a free screening last night, and we were both knocked out by it. I confess I would never have referred to myself as a Michael Jackson fan, and was somewhat mystified by the reaction to his death. But this film made me realize what people had responded to in him, and I came away very moved. It's a rare peek into the creative process and a phenomenal experience that goes way beyond what you expect from a film. It's hard not to be sad that he was unable to perform his last show, what he thought of as his "gift to the world." But at the same time you'll be filled with the joy and love he exuded in everything he did. Seeing him perform "The Man in the Mirror," I really got that song for the first time.
The world lost an angel when he died.