When we celebrate a birthday, we celebrate a precious birth that took place on a miracle day.
On 22nd January 1960 Michael Kelland Hutchence became part of that miracle of life. He became part of a lineage of parents, grandparents, great parents that stretches back in an unbroken line for thousands upon thousands of years. The miracle of Tiger Lily means that lineage is able to continue. Nothing is more precious than a birth, and each consecutive birthday is progressively more precious.
It is wonderful to celebrate Michael’s birthday today because it celebrates life, his life. We all wish he was here to celebrate as many birthdays as possible, but we totally dwell on the joy he brought his parents, step parent Susie, brother Rhett and sister Tina… and the joy he continues to bring us all that admire Michael and his incredibly uplifting music.
Michael, your birthday indeed is a wonderful day to celebrate with thankfulness the time you had, the time we had and the legacy we continue to feel from your art and your personhood.
Happy birthday Michael, and God rest you well.