- Oct 19, 2008
Another Part of Me
I love this song! :wild:
MJJLaugh;3282524 said:Pigtails and Froglegs
[size=+1]Food is something we all need physically, but so is love, the deeper nourishment, that turns into who we are.[/size]
~ Michael Jackson, 1993
In 1993, Michael wrote the introduction to a cookbook for families published by Neiman Marcus, Pigtails and Frog Legs. The book was illustrated by legendary Warner Bros. Cartoon artist Chuck Jones. Above is Jones’ portrayal of Michael.
To a child, food is something special. It isn’t just a delicious taste or the vitamins that build a healthy body. Food is love and caring, security and hope — all the things that a food family can provide. Remember when you were little and your mother made a pie for you? When she cut a slice and put it on your plate, she was giving you a bit of herself, in the form of her love. She made your hunger go away, and when you were full and satisfied, everything seemed all right. Because that satisfied feeling was in the pie, you were nourished from a deep level. Food is something we all need physically, but so is love, the deeper nourishment, that turns into who we are.
Think about how necessary it is to nourish a child with a bit of yourself when you use this book. It is full of delicious things. Every recipe has an extra ingredient of caring, because the people who wrote them were thinking of the children. They were specially thinking of those who aren’t able to take nourishment for granted because they are poor, sick or disabled. These are the children who need food to heal. The theme of ‘Heal the World’, which has been close to my heart, is the central theme of this book, also. Here are recipes for the spirit. Please make them with that in mind. Your child is growing spirit that can be knit strong with love. When you break an egg and measure a cup of flour, you are magically mixing the gift of life. The food’s proteins and minerals will turn into bones and muscles, but your feeling as you cook will turn directly into a soul.
It makes me happy to think that the needs of children’s spirits are at last becoming important in this world. Children have no power to end wars directly or to mend age-old differences.
All they can do is be themselves, to shine with gratitude and joy when love is turned their way. Yet isn’t that ultimately the greatest power? In the eyes of a child you become the source of joy, which lifts you into the special category of caregiver and life-provider. You may think that your apple pie has only sugar and spice in it. A child is wiser — with the first bite, he knows that this special dish is the essence of your love.
— Michael Jackson, 1993
A Thousand Paper Cranes for Japan
The plight of the Japanese people had me thinking about how some people just have these wonderful ideas to help raise money, food, medicines, water supplies or whatever is needed at the moment.
Michael was always willing to help those in need in any way that he could. Often there was no press involved at all, but he did these charitable and random acts of kindness because he felt compelled to do so and wanted to do this from the bottom of his heart. That is just one of the things I love about Michael.
Now, the Japanese people need our help and our moral support as well.
Folding a thousand paper cranes is supposed to please the Gods so much that you are granted one wish. For more background information on the symbolism of the crane in Japanese culture you can click here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand_origami_cranes
MJJLaugh;3302943 said:That’s Muscles below crawling on the floor of MJ’s Californian home.
4veryoung;3307040 said:Freddie Mercury & Michael Jackson
“Michael [Jackson] and I grew apart a bit after his massive succes with Thriller. He simply retreated into a world of his own. We used to have great fun going to clubs together but now he won’t come out of his fortress and it’s very sad. (… He is the biggest thing ever in terms of sales, and that brings a very different kind of pressure because he has been singled out as the best. That’s hard for even me to relate to. I think he’s an enigma, and that makes him a God-given gift to the media becuase they can write anything about him becuase it all fits. He’s very shy and all I can say is that at the time when I knew him he was a very nice and sweet guy, and very talented!!” - Freddie Mercury
I love Freddie too. :wub: