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11 January 2016 @ 09:22 pm
He's told us not to blow it 'cause he knows it's all worthwhile  
We lost an icon today and I feel hollow, like something precious has been taken out of me.

Remember back to the 70s and the birth of the ecological "green" movement. All we heard was doom and gloom - and we needed to, look at how our excesses were (and still are!) ruining this planet. Joni Mitchell was singing about turning paradise into car parks while Albert Hammond told us to avoid the pollution in the rivers. And Cat Stevens wondered where the children would play.

Then there was Bowie, offering some hope for the future and telling us to hang in there, things can get better, we can do it. I needed his optimism, then. And I feel ineffably sad tonight.
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Spencer's Journalspencer5460 on January 11th, 2016 12:52 pm (UTC)
I'm right there with you . . .
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on January 13th, 2016 11:17 am (UTC)
A sad place to be. I've been amazed, these past couple of days, at the number of people whose lives were touched by this man and his music.
mrua7mrua7 on January 11th, 2016 02:43 pm (UTC)
He was way too young. So sad.
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on January 13th, 2016 11:18 am (UTC)
Very much so. I can't *quite* believe that he's not with us any more; people like Bowie should go on forever.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMO] SADdraycevixen on January 11th, 2016 03:48 pm (UTC)
I'm sad to hear of his passing and yet I'm also reminded, yet again, of how one person can really change a lot of lives.
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on January 13th, 2016 11:19 am (UTC)
LJ and facebook both have been full of people's memories of what Bowie meant to them. Amazing, really, the influence he had.
gillyp: ITC - Yesgillyp on January 11th, 2016 08:02 pm (UTC)
Yes.
He was the soundtrack of my life and I am completely devastated.
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on January 13th, 2016 11:19 am (UTC)
Re: Yes.
Oh I hear you, completely.