It actually began October 18th, when -
“53-year-old Michael Rico stood quietly outside the Los Angeles County Courthouse. Though the weather was hot, and court had already begun, Rico calmly remained, holding a signed photo of Jackson and a sign reading, ‘Soldiers of Love.’ ” -CNN Blog
For those who may not know, that’s my artwork he’s holding there! It was taken from this post I made in February 2010. I was so happy to find that someone had opted to use it outside the courthouse. It felt like a piece of me was standing there with him. Of course I know that all of us Soldiers of Love send our hearts out there during this time, in support of Michael and his family. I just love how connected we are. How the love reaches and is passed on from one person to another.
This is what brings me to yesterday’s surprise, when I got news that Katherine and LaToya returned to the courthouse to pick up some justice banners from the fans. Can you see where this is going? They had a good look over everything, and chose just a few to take home with them. My piece of art was in that few.
See all photos here.
I just can’t tell you how wonderful this feels. To know that my piece stirred up something within them enough to want to take it home. A creation made from the love that Michael stirred up in my own soul…made it back to them. It’s just beautiful.