It’s an easier affair. Not living my life with other people on my mind. No, got nothing to hide from anyone. Yes, I’m walking on air. Just living my life… George Michael
Today is Christmas day and while there are few excited children around the world, today is also the day the world lost George Michael. I guess I am not alone with grieving for this man who was truly a big part of my childhood and many others. It may of been 2016 when he passed but it still feels too soon.
For the past week I have been re-listening to all his songs and it suddenly dawned on me what a gift he has given us. All his lyrics strip away the George Michael we thought we knew and we see that private side to him that he rarely let show. He truly was amazing to me and we have lost a guiding light when he passed.
It pains me to know George could never be himself in the this world, that he had to hide himself because of the labels we insist on giving people in our society. To live a lie must of been hell for him and now wherever he is I hope he has peace. I also have learnt from listening to his songs again to fight for my freedom and don’t let anybody put me in a box.
I find strength through what he put within his music. I read or saw somewhere that George took his time with the lyrics of his songs and that they are the legacy or gift to his fans around this world.
He was loved and forever in our hearts. I wish I could of helped heal his wounded soul. I feel like a part of my childhood has been torn apart, George had such an impact, I am not sure he knew how much. To coin a George Michael phrase the world has gotten a little colder.