Sometimes, things in life exceed your expectation.
I'm just back from a day at the V&a for the press preview of 'David Bowie is', the show opening on the 23rd. I came of age during Bowie's reign, I've been to live shows, his music, films, have made up the soundtrack to the film that is my life - so I'm not ready to put in words how surprised I was at how emotional this was for me.
Victoria Broackes, co-curator of this extraordinary exhibit, was one of the people who spoke briefly (you didn't need to say much: the show, his work, did the talking). As the Telegraph put it, they're hopeful that David Bowie will attend the exhibition.
But he was already there.
I love how he's a musician that isn't precious about his work: he lets his videos stay on YouTube, for free. I was mesmerised, reading his original words for Heroes, and I've found a more recent live version for this post. Those lines.. 'I wish I could swim, like dolphins can swim'.. and that Buddhist concept of 'this is that'.
I am God.
And don't even get me started on the headphones; they're MAGIC. They react to whatever you're near, sound, music, his voice, others, going on and off as you move.. I wish I could see all the art, words, images, that will come of the 600 top press people that attended the event today. Because, in the end, that's all David Bowie is: an artist, who inspires us to create something new.