I wasn’t going to post about David Bowie because what could I possibly say that isn’t being said already, this very minute, from every direction. And yet here I am.
He changed our world, my world, for the simple reason that he wasn’t willing to accept the world as it presented itself to him. He rejected every label, thumbed his nose at expectation, and refused to be boxed—until he climbed into the box on his own terms.
As I watch Blackstar, I cannot feel sad. I can only feel incredulous. Awestruck. I can only feel an urgency to bring forth whatever is inside me the way Bowie brought forth what was inside him.
I can only feel everything.
Head bowed to you.”