The Year of Magical Dreaming

David Bowie: Iconic authenticity

“If I’m going to do something that could be provocative or artistically relevant, I have to be prepared to put myself in a place where I feel unsafe, not completely in control. I have no fear of failure whatsoever, because often out of that uncertainty something is salvaged, something that is worthwhile comes about. There is no progress without failure, and each failure is a lesson learned.”

I’ve never owned a David Bowie album, so I was no superfan, but I’ve always respected him for being unmistakably himself.

He wore makeup better than I ever will and expressed himself in a way I could only hope to be a fraction as brave.

I love this above quote about uncertainty and failure. What a terrific reminder that even David Bowie felt unsafe. And yet it took that extreme discomfort to stretch the margins as effortlessly as he made it look.

Rock on, brother!

I leave you with this: Where could you be more brave in your expression today?


Much Love,