David Jones better known as David Bowie has gracefully returned to the eternal cosmic dance on Sunday, January 10th, 2016. An 18 month long battle with cancer would claim his life at age 69, just 2 days after his birthday. He was surrounded by loved ones in his home in Manhattan, New York City, NY. David Bowie's work is remarkable, and his career transcends many of his peers in that his ability to innovate, create, re-create, and re-define not only his looks, but also his music is what makes his work timeless and propels his work to live on. Unbeknownst to me as a child I knew many of his popular songs, like "Let's Dance," "Little China Girl," and more. Yet, I was first enamored with Mr. Bowie in his leading role as Jareth, "The Goblin King," in Jim Hensen's "Labyrinth." I was memorized by his voice, presence, style, and eyes, but more specifically he stole my heart with the following scene:
Once I learned the lyrics as a child they have never left my mind or heart. Farewell, Mr. David "Bowie" Jones. Thank you for being a legend, an inspiration, and for the gift of your life and creatively artistic talents. The world loves you, and so do I.
Mary Ann Martinez
Writings of a restless soul.