The world lost an absolute treasure. David Bowie broke the mold and paved the way for music and the acceptance of gender fluidity. He inspired so many people, whether it be musicians or every day people just looking for a reason to get up in the morning. "Oh no, love. You're not alone!" Bowie brought forth a message of hope. A message that said, "Things might be shitty now, but you'll get through it. You'll always get through it." He was the light in the dark for so many people, including myself. He did what he wanted, what he felt was right for him, and he didn't fucking care what anybody thought. I think that way of thinking and that attitude gave people who were scared of being judged the courage to be unapologetically themselves.
You might wonder why I'm just now writing this two months after his death, but if I'm being honest, I just had to take some time to wrap my head around the whole thing. David Bowie has been everything to me for as long as I can remember. His music gave me the courage to be who I wanted to be, to do the things I really wanted to do. He taught me to think outside the box and break the mold. I pretty much owe the person I am today to Bowie.
David Bowie, to me, is the epitome of rock and roll - Passion and honesty.
Rock in peace, Starman. We will always, always remember you.