First of all, who cares what I have to say about David Bowie? I’ve been reading all of these amazing tributes written by people who actually knew him and I feel kind of weird talking about it, but I’m very honored to be asked. Honestly, I got more texts and phone calls about Bowie’s death than I did back when I got hit by a car, which is oddly flattering because it just means that people that know me also know how much I loved him.
It's a sentiment I felt when trying to decide whether we should post anything to mark his death or not. The whole essay is worth a read, and it ends with one of the more insightful things I've heard anyone say about all week:
I keep hearing a lot of people say things like "David Bowie made it OK to just be yourself"…and while I think that’s a great sentiment, it feels a little off to me. David Bowie was the guy that made it OK for you to be your ideal self—your imagined self, your self in space, your self as a superman. I love him for that.