RIP Prince and Bowie. pic.twitter.com/mThKsxckQq
— Frenetic Geek (@JaidenEverett) April 22, 2016
at a certain point you wonder if a higher power is rescuing the best people from the future
— Jason Linkins (@dceiver) April 21, 2016
Come together, Boomers and Gen-X. Alyssa Rosenberg, at the Washington Post:
… We’re in a moment in American politics consumed by gender panic, from Donald Trump’s menstrual anxieties to the rise of and backlash to a movement for transgender rights. And now we’ve lost two men who had an expansive, almost luxuriant vision of what it meant to be a man and lived out that vision through decades when it was much less safe to do so…
Both Prince and Bowie often seemed more than merely human. Bowie was an ageless vampire in “The Hunger,” a human manifestation of an alien being as Ziggy Stardust, the rock star from “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.” Prince left language behind to adopt what became known as the “Love Symbol” as his moniker; his death prompted many people to remark that mortality seemed like the only garment that didn’t fit him, that he had transubstantiated or ascended rather than truly died…
57 is awfully early for anyone to die, but it feels especially so for Prince; he never reminded us that he was growing older by trying to seem young. Now he’s gone before we could possess him as fully as he always invited us to. But we’ll continue on into the weirder, more beautiful world he seemed to be living in decades before the rest of us arrived there.
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Seriously, these have to be two of the best mugshots of all time pic.twitter.com/MaEY5QQYTu
— Neal Rogers (@nealrogers) April 22, 2016
— Niagara Parks (@NiagaraParks) April 22, 2016
Bowie, to me, felt like an uncle was gone. Someone you knew. Prince feels like a letter of the alphabet is gone. What do you do without it?
— Sady Doyle (@sadydoyle) April 21, 2016
So I guess it's on all of us now to make the world feel more possible for weirdos.
— Erin Kissane (@kissane) April 22, 2016