I remember falling in love with David Bowie in high school. A time when I was trying to figure who I was, what I liked, and where I wanted to see my life take me. I grew up in a small town where standing out, or being unique weren’t all that common. That’s what intrigued me first by Bowie.

His music has the power to be the solution for all moods. He told us to put on our red shoes and dance the blues, to freak out in moonage daydream, and to turn and face the strange. Words to live by.

An innovator, a forward thinking being who marched to the beat of his own drum. He threw a wrench in the wheels of the rock ‘n roll machine, and encouraged people to question everything. Inspired many to look inside themselves and pull out who they are and live that life.

He was different, like living your imagination as reality, and that was beautiful.