I won’t be linking to this post anywhere on social media (I hate seeing people trying to profit from tragedy) but I want to take a moment to pay my respects to one of the greatest musicians of our time. David Bowie was an absolute inspiration (oh lord, here come the waterworks again) and his passing has really shaken me. I think the immense sadness and shock stems from the fact that…David Bowie never seemed human. He was ethereal. He was other worldly. He did not seem mortal. And so it’s jarring to have definitive proof that he was, in fact, mortal like the rest of us. It seems horribly unfair.
The other reason this is so hard to process is because he knew. And he made a record to say goodbye. And for 72 hours, we didn’t know that’s what it all meant. He fully made a final music video to say goodbye to us all, and we had no idea. It all makes my head spin, but it’s such a fitting send off that he would leave us and turn it into art.
Seeing as I’m writing this from my desk at work and the tears are starting to truly flow, I’ll end this here. Thank you so much for everything you gave us. No one will ever be able to replace you. This is Ground Control to Major Tom, please take care of him wherever you are.
This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I’m stepping through the door
And I’m floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today