Ziggy Forever: An Homage to David Bowie

Words and photos by Angela Levitan

I have always had a fascination with David Bowie.  His ability to constantly reinvent himself and be completely immersed in a particular persona was otherworldly to me.  Sometimes, I too long for that power- the power to be able to change who you are and how people see you.  To erase someone’s perception of you and completely start over would be absolutely sublime.  Bowie taught us that it is not only okay to be an oddity, but cool.  Being different is something you should be proud of, not ashamed of.  You are UNIQUE, not weird.  Listening to David Bowie’s music transports me into a world where I can be whoever or whatever I want, whether it’s Ziggy Stardust or the Thin White Duke.  From the simplistic folkiness of Hunky Dory to the funky “plastic soul”, as he once called it, of Young Americans, Bowie’s aura and attitude shine throughout.  He never failed to push the envelope as far as he possibly could and I hope to one day acquire a little Bowie attitude in myself.  RIP David, the world isn’t the same without you. ✿