Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye?
~Author Unknown

The Michael Jackson I knew, loved and grew with during my teen years in the seventies

Screaming headlines are plastered all over. Michael Jackson, pop music legend, dead at 50. Michael Jackson, an icon of my generation. How we often played the music of the Jackson 5 during high school parties in the Martial Law years. I had all his records from Got To Be There, Ben, Music and Me, Forever Michael and even played some songs in the Yamaha organ or piano. I am one of his fans. The Michael Jackson in the seventies. I am saddened of his death because he played an important role in my youth, you know those moments when his music just lifted my spirits. They were my comfort songs during those days when being a teen was just rough ranging from unrequited (puppy) love, strict parents and snooty high school batchmates.

I’m aware that Michael Jackson has been known to be a weirdo and child molester who changed his skin color and appearance into that of a white woman. I don’t fully understand the circumstances of this strange shift in his looks. His looks have changed indeed but his music is there for keeps.

Never Can Say Good Bye is a Classic. His fans are all going to have a difficult time saying Goodbye.  One of the greatest voices on earth is now in heaven. His music touched so many lives that we’ll never forget his music. It may be good bye to most of us but his music lives forever in our hearts and memories. Thank you for the music and the wonderful memories of my youth.

Never can say goodbye
No no no no, I
Never can say goodbye

I keep thinkin that our problems
Soon are all gonna work out
But there’s that same unhappy feeling and there’s that anguish, there’s that doubt
*It’s that same old dizzy hang up
*Can’t live with you or without

Tell me why
Is it so
Don’t wanna let you go

Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean you will be missed.

And with that, I end this entry with Gone too Soon

Born To Amuse, To Inspire, To Delight
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like A Sunset
Dying With The Rising Of The Moon
Gone Too Soon

Gone Too Soon

This song is about you…

Michael Jackson, Gone too Soon.

I honor his legacy by listening to his music.

Good Bye Farrah Fawcett

Good bye Farrah Fawcett. You were also pop-culture phenomenon during my youth.

The legacy of love that Farrah had with Ryan and their son Redmond will live forever in the hearts of her friends and family and fans all over the world.

Thank you Farrah, for showing us the meaning of true courage and compassion.

Other Versions of Never Can Say Goodbye



About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

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