As soon as I heard of David Bowie’s passing yesterday, I knew that I was going 2 turn the day in 2 a sacredcelebration.
The first thing I did, was look for a David Bowie quote on “google images” and this one instantly got my heart.
Then I put on my red clogs, went to Youtube to look for the song “Fashion” and started to dance….
Then, I put my David Bowie outfit, and went out for a stroll down the Highline, and with an assortment of his music, I danced my way downtown, and celebrated this amazing spirit – who was himSelf.
I ended the sacredcelebration by making a ‘talking-stick’ which I dedicated to him. I feel enriched by David Bowie’s spirit, a man who inspired many lives with his artistic & beautiful presence.
I read an article about David Bowie entitled: “How David Bowie Made It OK To Be A Nerdy Jewish Kid” and responded: “Lol… When you’re born as a Jewish refugee in Germany & you grow up as a gay, misfit kid in a macho Israel, the question is more like – “How will I survive this?”, “What will I turn 2 when I grow up?” & the terrorizing “I hate my life…” (not unlike a kid growing up today in the Gaza strip, in a Jewish settlement, in Syria, in South Sudan, or in Newtown USA …) Then comes David Bowie & demonstrates that you can be yourself against all the odds & ‘put on your red shoes & dance the blues’…-:) Now, if that doesn’t deserves sacred~celebration, I don’t know what does….
When we hear of someone dying – we usually feel a combination of shock & awe. The shock is that there is something about death that feels bigger-than-life and boggles the mind. It meets us where we are in our relationship with life. Are you afraid of death or do you trust that life is ultimately good & that death is OK 2? I have chosen to treat my life – the breath, as an ally, as my higher power, which I’m part of and connected 2. I am willing to moment-by-moment, breath-by-breath, to live my life in sacredcelebration. It’s a daily practice that I have to practice for the rest of my life, just like being myself. David Bowie was himself, and that’s what inspired so many. His wife Iman said about him – “Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” When I saw the last picture of David Bowie, I could see in his smile that he was ready to move on 2 the journey of infinity. That deserves sacredcelebration.
Samuel Jakob Kirschner, Voice of The BREAZE