Our thoughts are with Michael’s family today as we remember the beautiful spirit of Kelland Hutchence, husband, father, grandfather, and dear friend. Always thought of with much love and respect; his endearing character will not be forgotten; his generous caring spirit will always be appreciated; his sense of humour, warmth and friendliness along with the precious memories he made with us will always be cherished. God bless and eternally keep you in peace, dear Kell.
“Some silken moment
Goes on forever
And we’re leaving
Broken hearts behind”
… From ‘Mystify’
I think it is way overdue to take Michael’s lyrics at their face value and apply it to all our hearts. It has been 12 years today and many may still feel sorrow at the mention of his name. But we are all on notice; it is time to leave the broken hearts behind. Too many articles and conversations about Michael dwell on the struggles leading up to his untimely death, but the vast major of Michael’s time on this earth was at the opposite end of that spectrum. They were days of positive living, amazing achievements, infectious performances where he displayed fun, good times and exuberance.
Think about the silken moments of Michael’s time on this earth, and let those gracious, silken moments dominate your thoughts and hearts with a new joy and celebration. I think Michael would love you to feel hope and not despair, thankfulness and not sorrow. The silken moments of those amazing performances, from Macy’s, South Yarra to Madison Square Garden, New York; from the small crowd in the Royal Antler, Narrabeen Australia, to the hundreds of thousands in Rio, Brazil; from Hamburg, Germany to the Hammersmith Odeon, London; and from a theatre in Wisconsin to the stadium in Wembley. Hundreds of thousands of people, a thousand nights and every one of them charged with silken moments of amazing performances and uplifting songs.
Quite recently I said hello to Tiger at a friend of Michael’s concert in London. She is so radiant and bubbly and perhaps in her childlike innocence, is an example of how blessing can triumph over tragedy.
Her Dad’s words in Mystify seem appropriate for her today.
“In all that exists
Well, none has your beauty
I see your face
and I will survive…
Eternally wild with the power
To make every moment come alive
All those stars that shine upon you
Will kiss you every night”.
Celebrate Michael’s silken moments and search for your own silken moments in your day, and in all your days that by God’s grace will follow. And please don’t forget… from this moment we are leaving broken hearts behind.
Family, friends, fans, TV and radio stations around the world, celebrate Michael today… and play “Mystify”!
For all the Team at MichaelHutchence.org
Susie Hutchence, Mario and Jacqui Ferrari, Ian Patterson
Soon we will be celebrating Michael’s 50th birthday! Leave a happy thought in the guestbook today, and come back real soon.
Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence reaches a new milestone in her life today. Tiger is moving from youngster to teenager. Over the next seven years she will no doubt be given the title, “Michael Hutchence’s teenager daughter, Tiger Lily”. But even more than Michael and Paula’s teenage daughter, Tiger is on the threshold of becoming a young teen with her own unique personhood, aspirations and life visions. Her Dad and Mum no doubt would be so proud of seeing their daughter blossom into a precious young princess.
May these teenage years be blessed and exciting, as well as foundational for growing into a glowing and healthy young woman. May these years be a time of rest from public intrusion, from unfair expectations and exploitations.
May these years be significant for forming character and pride in a creative and loving heritage. May the shelter and protection you have been given continue to nurture you into a safe and balanced life with the loving support of family and friends…and may you always be proud, dearest Tiger, of who YOU are!
All our love from all the Team at MichaelHutchence.org
You are so very missed by those that had the privilege of knowing you. May you continue to rest in eternal peace and joy. All our love, from all the Team at MichaelHutchence.org
January 22nd is always a very special day at Michael’s Memorial site because on this day we celebrate the life of Michael Kelland Hutchence.
From his typical boyish childhood to the challenges of negotiating the teens years, to the crazy life style of a pop idol in his 20’s and 30’s, in less than four decades, Michael left an indelible mark in popular music history. As a direct result around the world, millions of young people growing up in the 80’s and 90’s associate part of their good times with the music of Michael and INXS. His music is still a source of euphoria, fond moments, precious memories, and joyous situations.
It is a privilege to receive so many emails over the past 10 years since Michael’s Memorial site was created. Repeatedly friends and fans from around the world share how much they have been inspired by Michael. From the poet/song writers to the painters and film makers, many creative souls have rich words of gratitude for Michael’s gentle spirit who inspires them to press on in their craft.
From those who win international Grammies, to those who share their craft in their local community, Michael is paid tribute in songs, in poems, and on canvases at many different creative levels. Perhaps you have been inspired in some way by the life and works of Michael. Today you have helped keep Michael’s candle burning by visiting his Memorial Site, leaving a message in the Guest Book, playing his music or sharing with friends that it is Michael’s birthday.
So another special day has rolled around in a world so different to the one Michael left. Unite with us by thanking God for a precious life that was with us all too briefly. Family, friends and fans join together today and simply say, “Happy Birthday Michael!”