Today the world lost one of it’s greatest musicians. David Bowie shared with the world pure creative genius which touched and shaped the lives of a whole multitude of people spanning years and generations. His music has a way of reaching inside of your, drawing you in and hooking you up to his very spirit. The New York Times paid a much greater tribute to a wonderful man than I would be able to do; but I wanted to share my feelings of gratitude.
Bowie represented the misfits, the weirdness of the world and perhaps spoke out for those who just didn’t fit in. His morphing personas encompassed all of life and shouted that it was ok to be who or whatever you were destined to be. He gave so much to music and popular culture in such a non-conformist kind of way and the world will continue to be a better place with his legacy as he lives on through all that he has created.
I was lucky enough to visit the ‘David Bowie Is…’ retrospective exhibition at the V&A. It was an insight into Bowie’s life that really opened my eyes to his journey as a performer. There were such power in the battles he had faced throughout the years and the impact they had on his various personas. It seemed to make sense that he was indeed such a creative master; his mind full of so much turmoil as well as magic.
As the world mourns the loss of one of the greats, his legacy will last on through the way he has opened our eyes to differences in fame, fashion, music and gender. Hopefully the world will continue to grow more accepting of the weird and wonderful, of those who are outside of the norm.
Safe travels to the stars Stardust.