It is so important that we all, at some point in our
lives, stop, reflect and contemplate the realization that our earthly lives
are journeys by which we are continually blessed with life lessons. Nothing
is insignificant nor unimportant, but rather pertinent to what our needs
are at that particular moment. As I walk this path, it is so clear to me
that truly, all of our needs are constantly being provided for and that the
question should not be "Why don't I have ..." but rather "I have so much,
let's see if I can find it."
Michel is a man who is not only aware of this and well on his path, but
with great love, knowingly and unknowingly, shares all the treasures he
accumulates along his journey freely to the universe. I personally have
experienced this love on all levels - through his wonderful music, his love
for life and his wonderful family, as well as the appreciation of all the
beautiful things life has to give.
He takes me and countless others on his journey, allowing all of us to
enjoy it, on whatever level we are comfortable with, because of his open
heart and his own desire to control that all destroying "ego". And what a
journey it is!
Specifically with his music as an example (and what an extraordinary
example!), it is to me a manifestation of his life's journey; complex in
its simplicity, strong and deep with silence, gentle, embodying great love
and respect of its source.
I am of the understanding that we do not truly possess the music that comes
out of us, but are more like channelers. When our connection is strong and
pure, so much more comes through. This is very clear when listening to
I am grateful and blessed in so many ways for knowing him as my dear
friend, teacher, a father figure and fellow seeker of the "Compassionate
Producer/Arranger & Composer
[The O'Jays, Nicky Holland, Fernando Saunders, Keiko Matsui, Teddy
Pendergras & Akira Jimbo]
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