March 27, 2010

"North of Neverland"

This weekend, my family watched the animated film "Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure," based on the book "Tink, North of Neverland." Of course I thought of Michael, his love of Peter Pan and Neverland.

A lengthy plot review is not included in this post, but if you'd like to read the full plot, visit the link listed at the end of the post.

This is the most relevant paragraph to the points at hand:

"When she unveils the scepter, the assembled fairies are alarmed to see the fragments of the moonstone. However, the broken moonstone shards create an unexpected benefit – increased surface area through which the rays of the blue moon could pass, which creates the most blue pixie dust ever seen in Pixie Hollow."

There are some strong metaphors related to Michael in this story. First of all, Neverland itself represents eternal childhood, escapism and immortality. Michael exhibited the former in 3-dimensional life, and has achieved the later since his passing. Pixie Hollow is North of Neverland, North representing not just compass position, but a higher, greater state of Neverland.

The blue moonstone is also an important symbol. The moon is an obvious one and some variations of blue are considered "angel blue." Add to this, the fairies were to activate this blue moonstone on the first night of the autumn harvest to sprinkle pixie dust on Pixie Hollow. This would allow the town to rejuvenate its powers.

The night that Michael's physical body was laid to rest, the autumn harvest moon was shining brightly. Is it hard to imagine the MJFAM as the fairies sprinkling his pixie dust on the world?

Finally, the fragmented moon stone imitates Michael’s love, since his passing. Though his physical presence was destroyed (fragmented) his eternal presence is so much more powerful and abundant as before.

"Tink, North of Neverland" illustrates that Michael's passing has had an unexpected effect on each of us, and his love stronger than ever. Communion with MJFAM reveals that he is positioned to reach a happier, even more blissful state than the Neverland that he had imagined.

But first, we must continue to call out for justice for him, so that he can reach this state of bliss.

What do you think?


DesertRose said...

Interesting interpretation.....I'm going to need to take a look at it for myself, now. Hmmm...once I do, I'll let you know. Now this is the kind of research that I can totally enjoy! LOL

Love, Peace, and Joy always and forever.

mike1909 said...

"So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land"

Michael wanted to offer the world escapism and joy. He got instead the poison of envy, racism and lust of money from this world.

His passing has made it obvious that the love he shared reached far more places and more people than anybody expected.

I love the interpretation. Symbolism in the Peter Pan stories and their parallels to Michael's life are always fun to research :)

Cassarah said...

For me there is nothing to add to mike1909`s wonderful comment.

It´s so amazing and comforting to imagine the MJFAM as the fairies sprinkling Michael Jackson´s pixie dust on the world.

Thank you!

doublebeee said...

Thank you sooo much for posting. It amazes me so much and I need to get into those parallels further in detail...

So much still to discover, wow!

Gime Vacarezza. said...

I'm sorry I didn't comment earlier but I was and still am so busy with the uni that I'm almost out of the internet.

I saw the two movies and I always thought about Michael, he reminds me so much to Peter Pan.

I loved this interpretation and I agree with Mike1909's comment and with Cassarah's comment.

I hope that at some point we put the differences and argues aside and be unite as one big family, like Michael wants.

Thank you for this amazing interpretation and for sharing with us. I'll watch the movies again and of course I'm going to think about Michael and all of you.

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