Michael’s birthday, as for everyone of course comes around seemingly more frequently each, particularly as a year becomes a much smaller fraction of our entire life. Today Michael turns 53! It is also the 15th anniversary of the night we celebrated his first birthday without him, on a yacht in Sydney Harbour. That night all his family and friends raised their glasses and proposed a toast to him. They honored his memory with many funny stories, and despite the sorrow in all our hearts, there was still this warmth from his recent encounters with many of them as it had only been two months to the day that he had departed this life. One of the band related to me that it was such a strange feeling having a party without Michael. There was a half expectancy that he would turn up late and enter the room with his wit and warm charisma. You can revisit that first commerative birthday that was spent aboard the ‘Ambience’ here.
I believe that first 22nd Jannuary, 1998, set the tone for every subsequent birthday. It is just that! …a celebration of the day Michael Kelland Hutchence first entered this world. He had an amazing life during which he fulfilled his creative dreams.
He would surely be missing his time with his dear daughter, Tiger, so today we sent her loving greetings and assure her of his deep love for her.
Light a candle, put on your favourite Michael track, raise a glass and toast happy birthday to an amazingly inspirational soul.
Happy Birthday dear Michael Kelland Hutchence!