TOO LITTLE TOO LATE
In looking at Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray’s body language as he visited Michael Jackson’s tomb the other day, my first thought was why didn’t he do this before? Why now, at the time he is going to jail? Why didn’t he visit Michael’s tomb earlier?
The answer is simple in my opinion. It seems like a PR ploy to show that Murray is not such a bad guy and has feelings and remorse about what he allegedly did to Michael. But where were those feelings of remorse when he released his video shortly after Michael was dead. He certainly did not show any remorse back then.
In fact I reported just how little remorse he had when I did a piece for Entertainment Tonight and showed how Murray showed no signs of contrition or sorrow and was just concerned about himself. I specifically remarked how he did not even bother apologize to Michael’s family.
BODY LANGUAGE SHOWS FRUSTRATION, ANXIETY,SHAME, AND ANGER
This photo shows Dr. Murray with hands cupped as he walks down the steps where Michael ‘s body rests. The cupped hand gesture often signifies anger and frustration. Dr. Murray is no doubt angry and frustrated that he is in the situation he is in having to go to jail for allegedly killing Michael.
FRUSTRATION AND TENSION
When Dr. Murray is ready to sit down you still see the cupped hand on the left which indicates frustration and defensiveness. There is a great deal of tension his face as he no doubts anticipates his bleak future.
Here you can see Dr. Murray’s ambivalence as he is seated on the ledge. He really doesn’t want to be there and his feet reflect it. One one level, he sits quietly with left his foot firmly planted on the ground. He looks down with raised shoulder indicting fear and and anxiety. On the other hand as you can see by his his foot is pointing on the opposite direction and his toe elevated that he wants to leave. The cupped hand resting on his knee also indicates his frustration while his other hand, with his fingers splayed and resting on his thigh indicate a self comforting or self soothing behavior.
SHAME AND ANXIETY
His raises shoulder reflects his tension and his frustration, anxiety, and shame at what happened to Michael . His facial tension also reflects his fear and anxiety.
MORE AMBIVALENCE AND ANXIETY
His ambivalent feet pointing in the opposite direction and cupped hand indicate anxiety and fear and anger- anger at his being in the predicament he is in.
HAND WRINGING AND FEAR
TENSION, FEAR AND SADNESS
The tension in Dr. Murray’s face, sad eyes, and his furrowed forehead is indication of the reality and the finality of seeing his former patient entombed in a mausoleum due to his alleged negligence.His widened eyes also indicate that fear is setting in.
Visiting Michael’s tomb definitely had a profound affect on Dr. Murray as we can see in all of these photos.
Perhaps now, he will take responsibility for his actions and his role in Michael’s death and not issue a string of denials as he has done in the past.
More important, perhaps he will now be able to issue a personal apology and personal condolences to Micheal’s family, something he has not done prior to his visit. www.drlillianglass.com