reflections on the night after David Bowie died. thank you, Bowie, we are all a little more dead and a little more alive because of you.

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any day is a good day for gratitude. setting intentions for today and everyday.

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i may not have a lot of worldly possessions or the richness of treasures and fame but i am fortunate for i understand my interconnectedness with the universe and the wealth that we share is the same

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Today’s Prompt: Write about the three most important songs in your life — what do they mean to you?

Three important songs…Mozart? Gerald’s music? definitely something by David Bowie hmmmmmmm…it’s hard to think and write at the same time…Queen, definitely Queen’s “I Want to Break Free.” I still imagine making a Darth and Lobster video with Davi…it makes me think of collaboration and letting loose only to find a real sense of support in the uncertainty, the not knowing.

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Today’s Prompt: If you could zoom through space in the speed of light, what place would you go to right now?

When I was little and people asked the classic question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” my answer was, “A veterinarian or marine biologist. Or an astronaut.”

For a long time I couldn’t figure out what the connection was there. Now I see that I wanted to be transported to magical worlds that actually exist.

Imagine: Getting in a submarine like “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” delving down past the point where sunlight can no longer touch and twist form into shape. Down here bioluminescence lights the way—strange alien-esque creatures waving their tendrils in a happy dance of connectivity, moving with the flow of life that has not been put under the demands of the grid. The only structure down here past the flecks of floating sunshine are the laws of nature, the jaws sharp as razors whose only job is to consume and keep swimming whatever the cost.

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exercise: Today, take twenty minutes to free write. And don’t think about what you’ll write. Just write.

note: i write with a pen and paper and then transcribe. i tried to stay as true as possible to the handwritten “formatting.”

here i go freewriting, freefalling onto the page—it’s that before before opening the net and knowing that the ‘chute will guide you safely to the ground. my mind thinks faster than my hand moves ~there~ i’m already onto the next thing when all i want to do is be right here.

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