Friday, November 1, 2013

World Children's Congress

On the 18th of  April 1995 Michael and Lisa Marie welcome 46 children from 17 countries at Neverland.
The children gathered at Neverland for the World Congress of Children, a three-day seminar to discuss drug abuse, homelessness, increasing violence, AIDS, and child abuse.
The Heal the World/World Children's Congress youth ambassadors would later present the findings of the World Children's Congress to the World Summit of Children during the United Nations' 50th Anniversary celebration in San Francisco, CA, and meet with U.N. Secretary Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and several U.N. ambassadors.

















































 
 


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  1. It has been over 4 years since Michael went home, and I keep thinking that I have probably seen all the footage and pictures that there are to see of him, but God keeps blessing my heart with images, and footage of Michael that I have never seen before. These are "beautiful" pictures, but when I clicked on the footage, and saw Michael and Lisa...the woman he loved...actually walking the grounds of the ranch, hand in hand, it went right through me, because this was a frozen moment in time... in their lives... that was brought to life by the miracle of technology, and the wisdom and loving care of a person, like you... with a heart for Michael, like my heart feels him. Thank you so much for giving me this gift on this day, when I least expected it:) Have You ever wondered what it was like to be married to the man? I love my husband very much, but sometimes I wonder what it would have been like. I hear about the blame for their marriage falling apart, being tossed back and forth between the two of them. Their lives were always on display, as they lived in a fishbowl for all the world to see, and "feast" upon. At times I have thought of Lisa, and think,"Girl...what WERE you thinkin' to leave this man? But then again...he WAS Michael Jackson, and I just have to think of how different their lives were from ours...being famous all over the world. His life was anything but normal...don't you think? He said that he was married to his work, to God and his fans, so that left very little room for a relationship between two hearts. I do believe that he loved her with all of his heart, and did the best he knew how to do. The people he could really trust, he could count on one hand. I can't imagine living that way, because trust in a friendship is a requirement for me...it is the foundation that a relationship is built upon,and this is the sacrifice he made, to give us all he had...to bring us love and joy and a place to escape. YOU give me a place to enter my dreams at the end of the day...just for a little while...and then it's back to reality. Thank you for taking me there:) So good to have found someone who appreciates Michael and loves his precious heart, too. I take comfort in knowing that:) God bless you real good today:)

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    1. Yeah, the video was something else, wasn’t it? I mean, we have probably all seen most of the pictures that I chose for this post and formed our own idea of what it must have been like to be there in person. Now, I can only speak for myself of course, but the footage surprised me. Not only was it really nice to see them walk there together, interacting with each other, swinging their joined hands, talking… But what struck me the most was how short the whole séance was. I don’t know why – maybe it was the sheer amount of pictures taken that day - but in my head I had pictured the whole thing as lasting much longer and being much more improvised than it actually was.
      The human mind is fantastic. It uses its imaginary powers to fill in the blanks, but in this case I had clearly got it wrong – which was why I chose to post the video as well and despite its poor quality. It added a whole new dimension to the pictures.
      I am really glad you enjoyed it too.
      I am married too, but when it comes to Michael, I am afraid that I am guilty of adultery on a grand scale – but thank God only of the mental kind. 
      I have thought about what it must have been like to be married to him quite a lot even though I make no pretense of me ever having a chance – but that does not mean I can’t play with the idea, of course.
      I think being married to Michael must have been a challenge. As you say, there was very little room in his life for a relationship between two hearts. Consequently, the woman in his life would have to put up with a lot of waiting, a lot of loneliness and the fact that she was last in line most of the time. I know I could put up with that, but I am not sure Lisa Marie did so well in this department. She was used to being the center of attention thanks to her father.
      And then of course, there was the loss of privacy, which to me would have been the hardest thing to deal with. In fact, I don’t think I would be able to deal with it for very long without feeling like a lion in its cage - and add to that all the pressure on Michael to remain at the top of his game, all the advisors who did not have his best intentions at heart, all the allegations, the extortion attempts, all the craziness…
      I would not have lasted very long before cracks would show on my surface, cracks which would undoubtedly have spread slowly but surely to the very foundation of my marriage – the love between me and him.

      So, knowing this, I am quite content to have loved Michael from a distance. It keeps the love intact.

      As for me offering you a place to enter your dreams…
      You are most welcome and thank you so much for your amazing comments and for the love for Michael that shines through in everything you write. He may be gone, but you are living proof that his kind heart and loving soul still lives with us and continues to influence us every day.

      When it comes to Michael, love really does live forever.

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