Sometimes it’s nice to read a personal anecdote about meeting/knowing/seeing David Bowie. Excepted from The Big Issue today, February 26, 2014, of Rory Maclean’s time with Bowie in Berlin, undated, but one can assume “many moons” (although not really so long, in the grand scheme of things) ago:

“I’d heard the gossip about Bowie before we met, of course, the stories of a paranoid, egotistical thin white duke who flirted with fascism and the occult. But over the months we worked together I saw only a gentle, articulate, warm and affable man filled with self-effacing good humour, and on the cusp of finding his own true self.”

God bless, David, and good night, wherever you are.