Today We Deserve Better

The world is once more lessened by the passing of an Original.

R.I.P. David Bowie

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And so goes another Monday, the day after shameful displays of neanderthal behavior by men who should be held to a higher standard, yet are not. The Bengals/Steelers game will go down in infamy as yet another reason to curb the glut of the cult of celebrity and put the brakes on out-of-control behaviors both on and off the football field, to rein in the thugs and entitled brats posturing on a small and insignificant stage.

Perhaps it’s fitting to know that fame and infamy will have short futures, yet creativity carries a legacy that will live on in our cultural memory, carrying forward a vision, a sound, a rhythm and cadence that will outlast all.

Today let’s remember the artist and the gifts he brought to our generations, because we all deserve better.

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About Nya Rawlyns

Nya Rawlyns doesn’t write typical romance. She writes emotion as a contact sport, rough and often raw. It need not be pleasant, heart-warming or forever after. What she seeks is what lies beneath—a dance of extremes, the intersect of need and desire, and the compromises we make when pain and pleasure become indistinguishable. ***** She has lived in the country and on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay, earned more than 1000 miles in competitive trail and endurance racing, taught Political Science to unwilling freshmen, and found an avocation in materials science. ***** When she isn’t tending to her garden or the horses, the cats, or three pervert parakeets, she can be found day dreaming and listening to the voices in her head.
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3 Responses to Today We Deserve Better

  1. Reblogged this on Room With Books and commented:
    May he rest in peace.

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  2. Soooz says:

    Thank you for this post, Diane. I have shared this on FB. I couldn’t find the words, and yours say it all.

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  3. magnoliahillway says:

    So well written that I shared on fb. Thank you.

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