This week’s post from the UK is a little different from ones I’ve shared before. “David Bowie – Pop Icon, Film Star… And Spiritual Seeker” by Tony Lobl is a moving tribute a musician admired by many. It’s also an important reminder that outward appearance often masks an inward spiritual seeking. This blog was originally published on January 23, 2016 in the Entertainment section of the Huffington Post. Because an important video link Tony provides in his article is not viewable in the U.S., here it is for the American audience. Be sure to click below to read all of Tony’s blog.
“Lord, Lord, my prayer flies, Like a word on a wing.”
You could be forgiven for thinking this is a sentence from a Sunday morning sermon. Or perhaps the lyrics of a venerable Gospel song.
Instead, it was penned by one of the most creative singer songwriters of the 20th and 21st centuries, and was just one of the many prayerful lyrics filling “Word on a Wing” – classed by many as David Bowie’s “most underrated” song.
So was Bowie less “The Man Who Sold the World” and more a man of God?