Sad loss this week of David Bowie, yet right up to the end of his life he was creating. I almost wonder if he held on for the release of his album, which came out last week. Many of the tributes are talking about how he influenced people. He crossed over so many eras and his reinventions and range of work kept him fresh. He was an inspiration for many.
It’s brave to work creatively in a way that’s new and have no one to follow. Since the rise of social media, we tend to look at what everyone else is doing. I don’t know about you, but I’m easily inspired. I also want to be able to do everything. So it’s easy to get fragmented and start to spread yourself thinly and lose your message or what it is you stand for.
It might sound like I’m only talking to people who have a business creating something. But I believe we are all creative and we all came here with our part to do something to make the world a better place. Bowie did that and I think this is why we feel such loss, as even at his age, we know he had so much more to give.
It makes me think of a quote by Wayne Dyer “Don’t die with your music still in you”, which means that you don’t allow yourself to live any life other than the one you were born to live.
It sounds like a tall order, but when I think of Bowie’s life, that’s what inspired me about him the most. Play your own tune, find your own rhythm, be inspired by others, but never feel you need to be the same as anyone else.