If your reading this its because we all share the same love for this man. I've asked myself several times what it is about Michael that seperates himself from all other artist. Well my experience is this. His voice and messages are mesmorizing. He seen me through the good and the bad, the ups and the downs throughout my life. Music takes me to another place and allows me to heal like no other. He has seen me through my divorce, lost jobs, and my new found peace. I would like to share an intresting story that recently happened to me. I've always wanted to see Michael live but never had the opportunity to due to finances being a single mother timing was always an issue. Well I recently got divorced and lost my job and like normal I would always look at his tour dates and as always thought as I would never be able to attend especially with the ecomony. I had just lost my job and had to take a much lower postion and new I really could not afford to go. Its funny how god works though about 3 weeks ago I had recieved a unexpected check in the mail around the same time I was looking at his tour dates. A light bulb went off. Not only was I able to purchase my first ticket but I also got the front row. I thought I would cry it was meant for me to go "FINALLY". I wouldn't be the girl watching his live performances on youtube or dvds but I would actually be there and in the best seats. I see him Jan 23rd in Daytona Floriday. Like Mike saids its time, love and tenderness. There is no words that can really explaine the profound impact this man has made in my life, so I would love to hear how he has impacted yours ? I always heard god works in mysterious ways and he does.
Thank you Michael for all you do...for me and many others.
Hello Tina, my name is Erika, the first time I heard Michael was eleven years old. I was in New Haven home of my favorite aunt named Lynette.
My aunt is crazy about Michael Bolton and not lost one of his concerts since he was still was with the Blackjack.
I loved it from the first moment that I heard. I cultivated a true passion for him. I tried to involve my best friend in this passion.
She unfortunately suffered from anorexia.
Sadly she died at fifteen years for a heart attack.
I was depressed and blamed me for not being able to help my best friend. I had stopped eating and sleeping. My parents were worried for me.
Then one day I was at my aunt's house in New Haven. I was sitting on the terrace, wrapped in a blanket and suddenly my aunt has turned on the stereo and I heard these words:
Gonna break these chains around me, Gonna learn to fly again
may be hard, But I'll do it
When I'm back on my feet again
Soon these tears will all be dryin'
Soon these eyes will see the sun
Might take time, But I'll see it
When I'm back on my feet again
And I'm not gonna crawl again
I will learn to stand tall again
No I'm not gonna fall again
Cause I'll learn to be strong
You certainly have understood that the words "Back On My Feet Again." This song was the soundtrack of my rebirth.
Tina Believe me, I rose to my feet and started crying. The words of Michael I have awakened from the torpor of depression and made me stronger. I realized that my best friend was gone, but I was not alone. God is always with me. And my best friend is in God's memory
I also learned that God uses people and especially to help us. Michael helped me to come out from depression and guilt. The message of his songs is hope. The hope that even when everything goes wrong, when we touch the bottom, the bottom of the darkest tunnel, there is always a light. Maybe you see it right away, but there is.
My light was Michael.
Growing up, I also learned that Michael is not only a great artist, but also a generous and compassionate man. A man who cares about women, children and defenseless. A man full of heart that has chosen to give rather than receive.
Then I thought it was a good example for me.
Today at 27 I offer psychological support to girls and victims of violence and girls with eating disorders.
Michael's music is always the best cure. Care of the soul of people.
Thank you Michael!
And thank you Tina for your experience. You are a brave and strong mother.
Take care of yourself always.