I had so many strong feelings reading this. First and foremost, I am so, so sorry for the suffering you went through. And then, to find that someone helped you give that suffering a voice and let you know you weren’t alone, and that you weren’t ugly, and that you should be loved….wow. I now find myself both uplifted, and sad again that you had to lose this person who helped you through such a difficult time. Luckily, Bowie’s music lives on, and you will always have it with you.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful homage. And I hope you are at peace in your soul and that your body is in better health, as well.