The Starman

In the face of impending death, a man writes about…well, his impending death. He looks the grim reaper straight in the eye. And he smiles.

This is not a work of fiction: this is a true story that is hitting the news today.

Today, we’ve been given a gift, one of the most powerful things an artist will ever do, and it is beautiful, it is powerful, and it is heart-breaking.

“I’ve got scars that can’t be seen.”

This line breaks me, makes me both terrified and proud of my own scars. Even in death, this man can inspire me.

Until today, I took this man for granted. His songs are amazing, but I never gave this man the genius thoughts that he deserved.

But this defiant act, this bold claiming of his life and even his death, these are powerful acts. This is not just artistry; this is godliness.

Rest in piece, David Bowie.