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What a great post! Thanks.

Just lovely. And gave me much to think about as I continue to mark dates since my Dad passed away less than 6 months ago and quickly approaching the date when that life-changing transition began Oct. 2. ... I'll say it again, just lovely.

Thanks Lisa...really makes you think that we all must move on! Will we ever?

Lisa, thank you so much for the insite you give all of us, the meaning is a lot deeper than some will see, but it is there and very important.....

Hi Lisa! I was not a fan of MJ before he died. I heard, and I like, is most famous songs and saw is magics dances, but never pay attention in is life, or is influence in the music world. After is death I became a really fan of the singer, the man and the humanitarian. I read everything concerning is life, I now all his albuns songs,I try to read in English, that I never before intend, I want to now more about him, and I love him more and more.

I am the same person than I was,but there is a empty space in my heart,like if I loose a very close friend. I live so far of LA and I want tell you thanks for all you do to put me so near our Michael Jackson. Sorry my English.

This was wonderfully written, Lisa. I love it. And the video at the end...Oh my goodness. It was perfection.

Love, Marissa

Harry, *BIG HUGS* this year has not been easy for you, I know. xoxo

Laura, is it moving on or carrying on? The stages of grief are different for everyone, there's no one way or set amount of time to process these complex emotions that change who we are forever. How we handle the change is up to us. The first year or even years are very difficult, speaking from experience in my own life. With Michael there is the added pain and frustration of how and why he died and the unresolved justice process that eats away at a lot of people inhibiting their healing process. It's complicated, there are no easy answers, but I think it's worth pondering along the way.

The relevance of his life is how it affects our desire to love, to give, to be the best we can every day. I've dealt with the same nagging feeling about visiting FL. Life is for the living and is the greatest gift we'll ever have. Use your time wisely, he'd say, because one day it will be gone. Grief leaves such emptiness. MJ is now immutable; nothing we do will ever change that. There's so much we CAN change, though, in our given fields and so little time. Random acts of kindness are a great place to start. You can immediately see the joy.

Lisa as usual a great article and tribute,,,wow we missed you there at night it was special but what amazing perspective you had on writing this ,,,love ya and we missed you ♥ robyn

Thank you so much Lisa for this wonderful passage. You have no idea how much comfort & solace you've brought to millions of MJ fans across the globe (as I'm sure you can see from your page hits).

Thank you so very, very much & know that we are always indebted to you.

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By Lisa Burks

  • Exploring History From The Ground Up!

    I enjoy spending time exploring cemeteries, reading and photographing headstones of celebrities and civilians alike, and learning about the lives and deaths of these so-called "permanent residents" of the graveyards and mausoleums. This blog chronicles those experiences.


    I am a proud member of The Association of Graveyard Rabbits!

    May 2, 2009

    In addition to this blog, some of my older material is archived at Buried Treasures at LisaBurks.com

    One of the cemeteries I'm most interested in these days is Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif. I wrote about its legal problems for the LA Daily News' community hub, ValleyNews.com from August 2006 to December 2008, when Valley News ceased operations. In response to reader requests to have one central source of information, I created and continue to maintain Grand View Memorial Park (dot) Info.

    "We've gotten a front-row seat to all the twists and turns taking place at the beleaguered cemetery, Grand View Memorial Park, from an intrepid citizen journalist named Lisa Burks." ~ Jason Kandel, ValleyNews.com Editor, 12/28/2006