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David Bowie And Thoughts On Life

Peter, your thoughts are profound, your words eloquent, and your timing perfect! Stuck in your last paragraph myself today, I truly needed to read these beautiful words, so I reblogged them to keep them close… Thank you for giving me the courage and motivation to go forth one more day… 🙂

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As we all know, unless we are hiding in a cave somewhere pretending to be a pot of jam, David Bowie died recently. He was not, to be honest, my favourite musician of all time but I love some of his music and he was an undeniably talented man who interacted with the world around him almost until his last breath: something I admire deeply. He reminds me of the urgent, telling words of Dylan Thomas,

“Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

Bowie was a deeply private and unknowable character on many levels and his cremation took place almost in secret, and in as unmarked manner as he could manage, but his desire to understand, create and communicate through music was undimmed almost until his last breath. He reminded me…

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