The week started on a sad note, with the death of David Bowie. It has washed over me over and over, since hearing the news–– moments after his family announced it. The world is an infinitely more interesting place because David Bowie was in it. Music, art, diversity–– life, has lost a truly great talent. If you haven’t seen is video Lazarus, which was intentionally released just days before his death, it’s amazing! The man made artistic expression of his own death!
Thanks to Amy Reese for this week’s evocative photo! I can imagine there will be so many interesting stories. If you would like to read more stories or contribute, please check out Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog, Addicted to Purple. She is the magician who keeps all the balls in the air! As always, I welcome honest, constructive feedback.
From The Inside Out
As we walk back through the empty streets, I hold your hand. Its firm warmth is as predictable to me as the intake of breath. Our steps are matched; your pace slowed over time to meet my shorter stride. I glance at you, noting your focused gaze. Your gray-blue eyes were the first thing I noticed, so many years ago.
It’s cold. We wouldn’t have come out, if this wasn’t the day for rations. We all flock to the delivery site, insects scrambling for crumbs. As we walk back to our dingy apartment, the decay permeates everything… including our love.
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