June 27, 2009

Michael Jackson

I loved Michael Jackson when I was a kid, but like many, became alienated by his increasing eccentricity. However, his greatness is unquestionable.

I was born in 1971, and for my generation, he has always been there, during the good times and the bad. It is extraordinary and unexpected how much I feel a deep sense of loss. For me, his death feels like the passing of an epoch into new unfamiliar territory. The world is always in flux, but we find comfort in the iconic people and social markers that define our times and lives. He was a major figure, and the world will be different.

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