Although this incredibly impactful artist is no longer with us he definitely left his mark upon the world. One of the things we can learn from his career came in 1972 with the release of his ground-breaking album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. On that album and during concert performances Bowie transformed into an entirely different character, a fictional rock star named Ziggy Stardust, a messenger for extraterrestrial beings. What may have appeared shocking at the time is now widely considered genius today. His willingness to take on a different persona and be someone else for a spell captivates and empowers people till this day. It’s important to know that we can be fluid, that there is no limitation to our imagination or our ability to transform and be anything we want to be. At the end of the day we write our own story and it can take place on any planet, any stage, we just have to have the courage to create.
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I'm David Carus. From overcoming one of the most dangerous cities in the country and graduating from one of the most prestigious colleges in America to leading an educational movement as a teacher and running for Congress at the age of 25, I decided the best hope our world has is through art.