I’m sitting in my bed unable to leave. ‘The Best of’ is on repeat and I’m scrolling through the multitude of Facebook posts in honour of the legend we lost today. Heroes comes on and I can no longer control the emotion that has been welling up in my eyes since I first heard the news. And I’m starting to feel quite silly tearing up over a man I never actually met, but I’m sad.
But I’m mostly thankful. Thankful for the music he gave us, his art, films, and fashion. The talent he shared with all of us but mostly because he made it cool to be different. He made it ok for all us to embrace our inner weirdo. Judging by the number of posts flooding my feed I can tell I’m not the only one who feels this way. For all that he did for us; the weirdos, the rebels, the outcasts, I’m grateful and I’m sad that today we lost our hero. RIP David Bowie.