I spent six years of my life living with a partner – during that time we did things many people only dream of doing. When I look back, it was like I lived a lifetime of life in those years. Our time together ended over twenty years ago, though we are still in touch.
His father passed away last week. I felt more sad than I expected I would.
And I was suddenly sad all over again that David Bowie is not here anymore.
My friend wrote this of his father’s passing:
This morning my Father left his body
And is now Free
Just like that Bluebird.
Sometimes on the walks, the rides, I get to thinking how different my life is today – and – how I am also so grateful for the trip. Even the peace and loneliness and quiet.
Missing David Bowie, missing my friend and his family, missing my friends from back “home”, missing New York City – I posted this image and words below.
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Mountain forest flowers! Delicate fiery spikes, dazzled by the cool heat of impossibly colored brilliance. solitude and loneliness in the walks / in the rides / in the forest. Been feeling nostalgia and homesickness for NYC – the blocks, the buildings, the languid rush of contagious creativity, conversation, music, art, human diversity, cafes, coffee. Sidewalks. The search for the tiniest beauty, beauty in decay, in small kindnesses, community, neighborhood, ideas, ideas, ideas, the corners, Korean green grocer produce stand, hello, hi there, a wave, a smile, epic errand adventure, nice to see you, see you on Thursday, poetry project, gotta write that down, just saw Patti Smith on Ave B – she smiled – we smiled, I feel blessed, remember Alan Ginsberg St Mark’s Church, Good to see you, yeah yeah yeah, gotta write that down, gotta go, workin’ on a song, see you Thursday – maybe before, maybe we’ll do sushi, too. Takahachi? #summertimeonthemountain #sunsetonthepeaks #fieryflower #treehugger #red #nyc #homesick #i<3newyork #les #eastvillage #blessed #gratitude #pattismith #alanginsberg #stmarkschurch #poetryproject #takahachi #sushi #avea #aveb #alphabetcity #lowereastside
Photo of David Bowie by Nils Jorgensen/REX Shutterstock, for Rolling Stone Magazine, article “David Bowie Box Set Reveals Darker, Revamped ‘Beat of Your Drum’”