Saying goodbye to another idol, another beacon, another human being who left this world too soon & who left an irremovable mark and sheen on humanity. Not sure where I read something similar to this: but saying that he is from another planet, that he was too good for us, misses the mark by a lot – the point is that we can be as wild, original, beautiful and other-worldly as he was, he showed us that all of us weirdos and strange ones have a place in this world, and that our impressions can be the most brilliant.
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A couple favorite songs / videos:
& some favorite words and articles that have sprung up over the past week:
- Where Would We Be Without David Bowie?
- My Real Name is David Jones
- Brian Eno Posts Heartfelt Tribute to David Bowie
- A Paean for the Goblin King
- Tilda Swinton’s Speech at the Opening of the V&A Museum’s David Bowie Exhibit
“The image of that gingery boney pinky whitey person on the cover with the liquid mercury collar bone was – for one particular young moonage daydreamer – the image of planetary kin, of a close imaginary cousin and companion of choice.”
- Petition to keep the David Bowie Street in Austin
- A thank you letter to David Bowie from a palliative care doctor
- Astronomers give the Starman his own constellation
- Look Up Here, I’m in Heaven
And the most heart crushing picture, featuring two other greats that we’ve already said goodbye to: Lou Reed and Little Jimmy Scott. I’m sure the ripples could be felt through space when this photo was taken.
I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.