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Out of This World

David Bowie

A star so bright, it hurt your eyes to gaze upon it, but you had to look. It was dazzling, mesmerizing…and you never saw anything like it, before or since.

How it pulsed in rhythm and frequency determined where its waves originated, how they traveled, and what the star was made of. These variations set it apart from other stars, revealing the unique sound of the light. This celestial music was as vivid and brilliant as the light. I know. I was there from the start, watching, listening, sprinkled with stardust. It was luminous, amorphous, androgynous, rebellious, mellifluous, marvelous, glorious.

A star so far ahead of its time, was it using up its light faster than it should?

In the star’s evolution, it eventually loses its internal heat source, and becomes a white dwarf. This is its last visible stage — it is still shining because it is still hot. It can feel itself cooling, losing energy. A white star. A thin white duke. A resolute transformation, writing its endpoint, sharing it with you, celebrating it with you. It cools to meet the temperature of the cosmic surroundings, until it can no longer shine, and becomes invisible. Black into the blackness. A black dwarf. A Blackstar.

The brightest star was fearless, flawless, measureless, weightless, Lazarus…



  1. January 11, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. i always enjoy reading what you write. My heart is heavy about the loss of David Bowie as well. I hope are well.

    • January 12, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      Hi Mark, that’s a perfect way to describe the feeling…a heavy heart.
      He stayed connected to his art and his audience till the very end…he showed us a way to leave this world with grace.
      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

  2. Rose
    January 12, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Awesome article! Thanks Cuzzind!

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