When I saw the series of photos of Blanket Jackson, Michael’s youngest child, I felt like to cry. I felt as miserable as he was feeling, just from looking at the photos of him near his father’s artwork. They were taken at a ceremony to unveil Michael’s drawings to be auctioned off to raise money for Children;s Hospital in Los Angeles.
The photos showcased his amazingly talented father’s work as an artist . Here were see poor Blanket so sad faced and holing his hands together for self comfort. He may even be holding on to something for self comfort as he watches his auntie Latoya and brother Prince smiling as they unuveil the pictrure. He looks so terribly sad as this reminds him of how much he misses his daddy.
Here Blanket’s body language is very telling in terms of how terribly disturbed he is by this unveiling of Michael’s works. He covers this stomach area with his entire arm and his fingers are cupped on that hand. It reveals that he is very upset by having to deal with looking at his father’s drawings.It may literally be making him sick to his stomach. His body is turned away from the drawing and his shoulder is raised. In essence he is literally giving a cold shoulder to the drawing. He could care less that the Mayor of LA is there next to him, The look on Prince’s face is heart wrenching. Here he looks at it out of the corner of his eyes but he really doesn’t want to look at it so as he pulls his head away to the side. This indicates how much he painfully misses his father.
With his head bowed down and is spread out stiff fingers which are a subconscious attempt to literally push out the pain, he feels terribly sad. he Big sister Paris watches over him from the side as he knows her baby brother is having a hard time.
Blanket seems to be in a world of on his own. He stands in the foreground and self comforts with his fingers up to his mouth. He looks very disconnected and very sad.Even though he is with his family he sill draws no comfort from them. Auntie Latoya is concerned about him and has a watchful eye on him to sure he is OK. She knows that this has been very hard Blanket.
After seeing these heartbreaking photos of Blanket it shows the profound loss of Michael and the severe effect his death had on his son. As the trial of Dr.Conrad Murray approaches it will be this image of Blanket it will stick in my mind.
Yes Michael had a drug problem. I know a very professional physician refused to succumb Michael’s insistent requests for substances he had no business having. He told me that he told Michael point blank that he could not a part of his drug problem and that he needed to get into rehab and would help do so. Michael did not do so. Instead he found a doctor who would do whatever he said and do whatever he wanted.
And please don’t write to tell me Michael was not on drugs. I realize you are just being a loyal fan, but you do not know.You have not seen him up close and personal. You have not seen him high. I have seen him acting high in Beverly Hills , as have others, including those who have treated him. Hifs family knew he had drug issues and repeatedly wanted to do an intervention but Michael would not let them near him.
He found an in debt doctor, Conrad Murray who would do anything for the money, even give Michael the drug he wanted- propophol. No doctor in their right mind would do this outside of an operating room. But desperate doctors do desperate things. What bothers me the most is Murray didn’t care about Michael. If he did he would never have left him alone while he was chatting up his lady over the phone.
Even though Michael was killing himself all along with the drugs, I believe. Dr Murray put the final nail in Michael’s coffin. They both played a part in this terrible death. By Michael’s drugging and Murray’s acquiescing , they failed to realize that they also killed the spirit of a precious little boy, Banker who will never get over this and who’s life will forever be shaped by his artist and singer father’s untimely death www.drlillianglass.com.