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DUST TO DUST - David Bowie, RIP

David Bowie - singer, musician, actor, eclectic spiritual seeker - spent a lifetime defying stereotypes and cliche's in film, music, and in his personal life, only to figure out in the end that cliches and stereotypes are for a reason; a revelation he admits in this 2005 interview:

What do you see yourself doing in the next few years?

My priority is that I've stabilized my life to an extent now over these past 10 years. I'm very at ease, and I like it. I never thought I would be such a family-oriented guy; I didn't think that was part of my makeup. But somebody said that as you get older you become the person you always should have been, and I feel that's happening to me. I'm rather surprised at who I am, because I'm actually like my dad! [Laughs] That's the shock: All clichés are true. The years really do speed by. Life really is as short as they tell you it is. And there really is a God--so do I buy that one? If all the other clichés are true... Hell, don't pose me that one.

Truly man knows not his time. David Bowie died this week following a protracted battle against cancer. He was 69 years old. RIP.

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