I still Miss Farah and Michael

Today marks the one year anniversary of the day we lost not one but two amazing icons. The first being Farah Fawcett, Farah you taught me that a southern girl could grow up to be a California Girl, you taught me that I could be a feminist and still be feminine, you taught me that if I wanted I could go to the police academy, work as a private detective, leave an abusive marriage and raise children on my own. You were the role model for my high school hair style, I have no doubt you are with all of the other great sex symbols of our time, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Jayne Mansfield, you all taught us we could be sexy without losing our religion.
Michael Jackson, you provided the music of my adolescence and my coming of age years, you were there teaching me to dance, teaching me to be socially responsible, teaching me to have fun. From the first time I saw you on American Bandstand when I was 5 years old, I was in love. I was in love with the Michael that had this amazing talent to entertain me, to heal my heartache with his songs when I broke up with a boy, your music helped me rebel when I could no longer pretend to be perfect. I could always escape with your music.
I miss you both, I thank you both.

One Reply to “I still Miss Farah and Michael”

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