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In the arms of my Michael

Michael Jackson has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was introduced to Michael as a preschooler through the song, “Beat It.” I loved that song so much that I sang it all the time, and I do mean all the time. Now, I was only 4 years  old so when I say “I sang that ‘song’, ” I mean that I  sang 2 words. I’m fairly certain you know the two words … “beat” and “it.” But, I sang those two words with every bit of emotion my 4-year-old body could muster. From  the time I woke up until I went to bed for a few weeks, I sang “Beat It” at the top of my lungs.  My family, though, was very patient and understanding about my enthusiastic, if somewhat limited, musical musings. As my sister said one day, “we always knew where you were. We just followed the words ‘beat it’ until we found you.”

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