What is it about Michael’s eyes? Even as a zombie–the walking dead–they were powerfully compelling, calling us to be more ALIVE. On days that are hard, sometimes all I need is to see a photo of his eyes and I know I’ll be all right. I see his soul, and I know he sees mine.
That’s some fucking power people.
He was a master at using his eyes to connect with us, human to human. Through them, he sent all kinds of messages, including:
“I see you”
“Wake up! Life is so amazing!”
“I’m here. I’ve got your back.”
“Come dance with me!”
“I L.O.V.E. You”
These are the kinds of messages humanity is starving for. Eyes connect us deeply and speak volumes without a word. All it takes is a fraction of a second. Or a heartbeat longer than is culturally acceptable. Sometimes an eternity is packed into a few seconds or minutes.
When you gaze with an open heart, it tends to land in the heart, where it is translated into exactly the words the receiver most needs to hear. That’s how come he was–and remains–a lifeline for so many.
We can do that too.
In this crazy, disconnected world, open-hearted eye connection is easy, free and delightful. It builds community and it’s a blast. Some of the most thrilling eyes I’ve ever linked with have been those of strangers: a child in a restaurant, a homeless man, a woman on metro car.
Try it some time. You might be surprised at how delicious it is!
##MichaelJackson, #MJfam, #MJForever
by Keely Meagan, in celebration of 35 years of Thriller