If Elvis Were Alive... Why Does It Matter?
Ok, here's a subject that I've been pondering for the past few days. It seems to be a very sensitive subject to many members of this forum, but a very popular topic brought up by several here.
We continue to wonder many questions that begin with 'If He Were Alive...' and follow it with... what would he be singing or wearing, what would he look like, would he re-marry or still be single, would he still be recording or touring, etc, etc, etc. (I have been a poster of such mentioned threads:blush:) We even wonder if he faked his death and if this man or that man might be him.
So, I ask you, why does all this matter? Why do we continue to elude ourselves or 'tease' ourselves with all these questions of 'what if'? We cannot begin to know the answers and yet we never let go. Is it just that we're such devoted and caring fans that we hope that maybe, just maybe we'll someday have all the answers? Or maybe it's just fun to let our imaginations run wild with all these ideas?
Again... why does it matter? Maybe it's because he was our hero. He was a light that found us during passive times, in a confusing and conformist world that was just aching to bust out at the seems. He had such an amazing persona, as if he seemed to shine brighter than the sun, with artistic, chisled looks that were that of a greek god. He's been an influence to millions across the globe and it's even been said that there are two names that are recognized no matter where you travel in the world... Jesus and Elvis. Not that I'm comparing the two...
Sometimes I think we should just let it go when we ask 'what if'. But, then again, I've discovered that it's just a sign of our love and an echo of the passion that he left behind. He burned brighter than any fire and the embers still remain, never to die out.