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11 January 2016 @ 08:11 pm
The world falls down  
I know I'm not alone in my grief today, but I need to express how I feel before I implode.

Three of my heroes have passed in the last twelve months, but David Bowie was the biggest. At the tender age of eight, I fell in love with him in Labyrinth and when I discovered Ziggy in my early teens, it was a revelation. Suddenly, I knew it was OK to have the feelings I had, to dress the way I wanted to - if someone as brilliant and as cool as Bowie said it was OK, then it was OK.

I owe so much of who I am today to that man and his music.

I wasn't ready for him to leave. I don't think any of us were. My heart broke when I saw the news this morning and it has happened over and over as the day has gone on, each time catching myself completely off guard with the realisation that he has really left us.

I thank him for leaving us one last gift. Blackstar would be an astonishing work for any artist, let alone one approaching seventy. For a man dying of cancer, it's a mark of how truly uniquely talented, dauntless and original he was.

Safe travels Mr Jones.
 
 
This week I am mostly feeling: sadsad
Current Music: David Bowie
 
 
 
birggittbirggitt on January 12th, 2016 01:59 pm (UTC)
I love him so much, because, yes, he was a musical genius, and he simply changed the musical scene for ever. But mostly, because, as you say, he showed me that it was perfectly okay being who you are, even if who you are is completely different of how the rest of your world is :')

And what a best goodbye could had he left us than Blackstar? I'll be free / like that blue bird / I'll be free / Ain't that like me?