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RIP David Bowie, 1/8/47-1/10/16: Go a little bit out of your depth…Do something exciting

January 14, 2016
David Robert Jones aka David Bowie (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016) said that “If you feel safe in the area you’re working in, you’re not working in the right area. Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.”
This is great advice for artists, musicians, actors, and writers, but also for everyone on this planet as we head into the New Year– to stretch, reach, explore –and climb out of the box we’ve been put in and that we feel stuck in.
Each day we have the opportunity to do something exciting!
Guest blogger Ron Wells writes that:
David Bowie, like his character in the film, The Man Who Fell to Earth, really did seem to come from someplace outside this world. His records and films allowed him to shape shift into anything he wanted to become. As such I never completely understood him, but I bought many of his records because they were very, very good, no matter what persona he was in at the time.

Even now I can hear him doing “Jean Genie,” “Young Americans,” “Suffragette City,” “Modern Love,” “Let’s Dance,” “China Girl,” “Rebel Rebel” and so many more. This last Christmas I played and replayed “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy,” his duet with Bing Crosby.
But it was “Heroes” that resonated the deepest. It is a song in which a man sings to a woman about expectations for their love, for their relationship, and then cuts that possibility of love to shreds because of the realities of life. Yet through it all he offers the chance of being heroes, but just for just one day if they’re willing to fight for their love. Live for the moment. Love for the moment in that one day as if it were eternity. For who knows what will happen tomorrow.
I didn’t “get” David Bowie, but so many of his songs live deeply within me, buried, like small treasures. Like treasures from another world.
Some of his movies:
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Labyrinth
  • Absolute Beginners
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Zoolander
In his own words:
To a man who happened to fall to Earth, but was never boring, Rest in Peace, David Bowie.
 Ron Wells wrote and sent this to me on Monday January, 11. I inserted the videos, formatted and proofread it, and added the first quote, which I saw on social media and inspired me to to get this post up this morning!
To Bowie: Let’s Dance!
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