Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
poliphilo

Black Star

You don't have to be the sex on your birth certificate or the nationality on your passport or the person you were last week.

That's the legacy of David Bowie. He also wrote some bitching toonz.

He was a portent. He belongs with Byron and Wilde- artists whose most enduring creation is a persona.

Because of him we're all shapeshifters now. He has impressed us with the knowledge of our own fluidity.

He ran through many lifetimes in the time it takes most of us to manage one. In the end, with his body breaking down, he danced and sang his own dying. He'd done it before. Into the wardrobe goes one twitching marionette, then- brief pause- out pops another.

Thank you for amazing us, David. Don't be a stranger.

Come back soon.
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