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David Bowie

January 11, 2016

 

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Like most of the internet, I woke up this morning to the news that David Bowie had passed away.
I have really strong feelings about this and i”m not sure how to articulate them.
David Bowie was probably the first three dimensional man I had a crush on. I’d had crushes on fictional characters already, Peter from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; Almanzo from Farmer Boy, but David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King was a revelation. I watched Labyrinth twelve times in one weekend and that had a great deal to do with my personal aesthetic.
Ziggie Stardust
the Goblin King
The Hunger
Tin Machine
Diamond Dogs

labyrinthI could keep going, but we all know who David Bowie is and what he put into the world.
When I was nine I watched Labyrinth and decided that I, a different Sara, would do it all better than Jennifer Connoly’s Sarah. I was goign to find my way into the Labyrinth someday and dance all night with the Goblin King.
I’m still not sure that someday I won’t.

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