Saturday, February 25, 2012

An Experience and A Lesson

Last night Jason surprised me and got tickets for us to go to Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour, performed by Cirque du Soleil. This was a gift for my birthday, and what an amazing gift it was! I am almost another year older and wiser, and I was so pleased that for a gift, I was given an experience. An experience that I will remember the rest of my life.

There were people of every age there, all clapping, singing, dancing in their seats, or standing up jamming to the tunes. There were acrobatic feats. In true Cirque style, there were people suspended, bending so that you couldn't keep track of what were arms and what were legs, fabulous costumes. The music and energy was contagious. Everyone, even the 6"5" bearded man in full overalls couldn't help but smile, clap, and move to the beat. What a legend Michael truly is, no matter what you think about him, it is hard not to enjoy this show.

One of the things that I loved best about the show was the underlying message. The message that Michael struggled with throughout his life and sung about throughout his career. This message is summed up so beautifully and eloquently with this quote:

‎"In a world full of hate, we must dare to hope. In a world full of anger, we must dare to comfort. In a world full with despair, we must still dare to dream, and in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe." ~Michael Jackson

We must learn to love ourselves for who we are. We must learn to love and accept others for who they are. We must follow our passions and dare to dream. We must protect our children and help them to blossom. We must treat our world, our Earth, with the same kindness that we would treat our own home.

Michael was able to create songs that spoke to our hearts, made us dance, but also look at that "man in the mirror" and question how we have been living our own lives. I think that questioning ourselves in a way to help us grow and become a better version of ourselves is what we strive to do on a regular basis.

Thanks Michael for entertaining us, making us laugh and dance, making us question and think about how we are treating ourselves and others and helping us create experiences and memories that will last forever. Thank you...

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