Ziggy Stardust, the glittery, intergalactic rock-star is the messenger.
And the message from beyond?
In a time of war, great unrest and conflict in the world, Bowie descended onto the rock n’ roll scene as Ziggy, offering humankind in fabulous fashion a vision of hope, and a future in which all are welcome to shine and boogie, just as they are.
The Starman from beyond is kind and sensitive, understanding we may not be ready for the full glory - he doesn’t want to blow our minds.
But the message is critical - the fate of the world may depend on it:
“Let the children lose it,
Let the children use it,
And all the children boogie.”
It’s an age-old conundrum. The Starman could see it 50 years ago. Ziggy tried to tell us.
Some of us heard, and are still going to battle.
Our weapon of choice?
🏳️🌈 Pride. 🏳️🌈
Pride is the message Ziggy brought to us from the Starman.
You are beautiful as you are.
You are beloved, as you are.
And in the new world, the one we strive for, and march for, and dance for, you’ll be able to boogie, baby.
Bowie’s “Starman” is as shimmery and vibrant (and needed) today as ever. Ziggy changed rock n’ roll. Ziggy changed the world. And may we all continue to dance with abandon into the glittery and glorious future the “Starman” gave us a glimpse into all those years ago.
Happy Pride, all.
Jonathan Bristow - Ascent Creator & Director.
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