South Slope. Asheville.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I'll Be There

On a visit to Headland in 2010 - the last time I would actually see my mother alive - I took my laptop and my This Is It DVD.  One afternoon, at the kitchen table, I sat down with Mother to play the DVD footage of Michael Jackson's last rehearsals for the London concerts that were never-to-be.  I wanted her to share in my excitement!  When it got to this song, Mother said, "I really want to hear this one."  She listened to it, and then this one. I remember she was looking at him for those tell-tale signs that he was at death's door.  She commented on how thin he looked and how large his hands were.  He did really appear emaciated.

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