star from mars

sun – the one who keeps you warm, who is always brushing against you and ensuring that you have vitality, even if you don’t feel it. sometimes they get covered up by clouds or the moon or even the backside of you, but they’re always there and they don’t go away.

mercury – the one who’s fast-paced, who maybe even moves a little too fast for you. they’re too caught up in their own orbit to realize that you’re not having an easy time keeping up. they don’t know how to slow down, and so you get left in the dust.

venus – the jealous one. they’re on a different agenda than you, spinning off in the opposite direction, and yet somehow they manage to get upset when they see you absorbing heat from the sun. fiery red, they try to steal your warmth away by absorbing it themselves.

earth – the one who fascinates you. they’ve got an abundance of something nobody else has, and you’ll never run out of things to learn about them. they make you want to explore not only them, but everything that surrounds them, too.

mars – the easy one. they’re always close by, but they’re also dry and predominantly inhospitable. you can’t stay for long because they just don’t give you enough of what you need.

jupiter – the big one, the one you just can’t let go. they’re chaotic, and their love swirls around you like a cyclone that whips at your hair and tears at your clothes, that invokes a rare sort of excitement in your chest and never stops spinning.

saturn – the soon-to-be-lover you spot across the room at a high school party. they fascinate you with the way they seem to have a sort of light that radiates from them.

uranus – the one with a cold exterior and a diamond heart. they’re guarded, frigid even, and it takes time to work your way past all their defenses and into their core.

neptune – the mysterious one, who your mother takes one look at and rules them as “bad”. they have a short of shadow about their eyes and an impressive set of scars from all of the destruction that whips against their skin.

pluto – the one who is exiled and misunderstood. they seem small and meek, and will latch onto any source of warmth they’re offered, but the warmth is just a luxury because they survive just fine on their own.

—  the planets as people you may love in your lifetime // k.g
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David Bowie for Aladdin Sane Tour, 1973
Photographed by Masatoshi Sukita

Well, my very first musical love has passed away. I had to do something to pay homage to him and collages are what I seem to do these days.

There is a video of me singing, “Rebel, Rebel” when I was still in diapers. No more than 2 years old. He influenced my musical taste and so much of my life. This is a dark day. And cancer is shit.

Rest in peace, Goblin King, Ziggy Stardust… David Bowie. You will be missed by the world.

“Don’t deceive with belief… Knowledge comes with death’s release.” 

Thank you for providing the soundtrack of my life. I can’t remember a time before your influence and it’s hard to even fathom a world without you in it. You are my Elvis… my Lennon… and I didn’t even fully realize that until you were gone. It’s been a hard week, but I take solace in the fact that your inspiration will live on as you transcend through the universe. Rest in Peace, Starman.