Around the world, Thriller refuses to die.
Even in tiny Ashland, after only a week of advertising, 30 people tromped through a rainy day to come to my Thriller flash mob dance class.
Why does it hold such amazing power over us? And why is our culture so obsessed with zombies?
The truth is this: we are the living dead. We’ve been forced to bury and forget the most brilliant parts of ourselves in order to survive. Artists are expected to starve. Born leaders work at MacDonald’s. Healers can’t afford medical school or are trained in toxic medicine. Students are drugged so they can “pay attention”.
We’re taught that our most precious traits are hideous creatures, but we still long for our inner zombies.
Then Thriller comes along, and we come alive expressing our inner dead.
Thank you Michael. That is utter genius.