This is one of those days that no words can adequately describe what just happened; a man, who I never met, passed away this weekend, and left a gap…
David Bowie reached many people around the world not just through his music, but, more importantly, through his plethora of personas. Whether you liked the music of Ziggy Stardust or preferred the sounds of the Thin White Duke, does not define his legacy. The doors he opened for a generation to be in touch with their weirdness, that is a key piece of his legacy. He took the blinders off our eyes and allowed us to see how cool being different from everyone else can be: yes, he let all of us know that it’s cool to be yourself, no matter who that is.
Today, I listened to ‘Blackstar’, described as his parting gift to all of us. It struck me how this album is both dark and strangely uplifting.
The image at the top of this post reflects my mood rather well; fare thee well, David!