I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring. ― David Bowie
Coming from a completely different background and time, Bowie was never really on my radar. So it may not be surprising that it literally blew my mind to get a glimpse of the holistic vision this man had as an artist. There may be parts of his oeuvre that are still not my cup of tea, but two particular aspects of Bowie's life and art definitely resonated with me:
- his ability to treat everything in life as a potential influence for his his art and
- the personal strength to break with traditional role cliches and therefore pave the way for others to claim their right to make their own decisions.