Combining days 11 and 12 make sense because
I find any excuse to procrastinate they both involve the entertainment industry. I’ve never cared much for award shows and the Golden Globes are no exception. Even Ricky Gervais hosting wasn’t compelling enough for me to watch. I don’t think America’s ready for him but that’s another story.
1947 – 2016
David Bowie’s death sent shock waves throughout the world. Although I saw Labyrinth many moons ago and am familiar with some of his songs, it is the man to whom I relate, not the entertainer. I appreciate an individual with talent, passion, conviction, and creativity. I appreciate an individual who constantly questions the status quo and uses their fame in a meaningful way. I appreciate an individual who embraces their unique quirks.
Celebrities were quick to pay homage upon news of his passing. While their tributes were eloquent and touching, what strikes me the most are the words of mere mortals. Losing a celebrity oftentimes impacts society as a whole. People mourn entertainers without ever meeting them because their work resonates with fans. David Bowie rightfully earned the distinction of legend– yet to so many his loss was personal. I wholeheartedly believe it’s because he transcended celebrity and transformed the industry.
It comforts me knowing that two of the greatest are making music together once again.
With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,