January 11, 2016

We Didn’t Just Lose a Musical Hero, We Lost a Rebel.

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I have never even been a huge fan of David Bowie’s music.

Of course, I know the lyrics of Changes, Starman and Space Oddity by heart, as almost all of us do. I grew up with them, as did my mom in her youth.

It’s not the music I will be missing so much. Bowie’s music is timeless and will touch gazillions of hearts and minds also in the future. His art will live on, his songs will be played and sang. That’s the heritage he will leave behind.

What really struck me at the news of his death, is that we say goodbye to one of the greatest rebels of all times.

A pure rebel artist.

Someone, who always gave 100 percent for the sake of his art.

He was unique.

David Bowie was always ahead of his time. He was a trendsetter without trying to be one.

He was the warrior of weirdos, queers and artists.

He was one of us.

He wasn’t afraid to change.

He wasn’t afraid to be young or old.

He was a special, charismatic and unapologetic character. There’s no other David Bowie. No other Ziggy Stardust.

Let his art be an inspiration.

I wrote this so I wouldn’t forget:

I promise to be a rebel.
I promise to make my wildest secrets
and darkest dreams real.

I promise to seek the truth,
as long as I am alive.

I promise to dig into the unknown
and discover the new.
I promise to drop the labels.
I promise to be me
the real, rebel being.


R.I.P David Bowie. You changed the world. Thank you for being you.

“I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring” ~ David Bowie


For more:

Relephant read:

A Part of My Youth just Died: RIP David Bowie


Author: Sara Kärpänen

Editor: Khara-Jade Warren

Images: Still from the Video / Youtube



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