SUFFRAGETTE CITY – Following the death of legendary musician and artist, David Bowie – who is now ashes to ashes, just as he was entering his golden years – the people of the world have placed red shoes on their feet and began to dance the blues in mourning.
“I was just about when the news hit, late last night,” said Robert Hummel, 64, of Saint John, NB, who came to Canada to avoid conscription in the early 1970s when he was a young American.
“I immediately took to the streets in my red shoes and started dancing under the moonlight, the serious moonlight,” he said, before admitting that, even though this was not America, he was still afraid of Americans.
The worldwide phenomena stretches across cultures and languages. In India, witnesses report crowds stumbling into town, just like a sacred cow, while further north, several men were trying to escape this feeling with their little China girls in modern love.
“Wild is the wind. Even the stars are said to look very different today,” said Jean Genie, 29, from Sydney, Australia, whose face was a mess from crying.
“After hours of dancing the blues, I got tired, so I took my protein pills and put my space suit on,” said Tom Major, 38, of Bristol, UK, who says he works underground in a velvet goldmine with all the young dudes. “It’s time to face the strain, but I guess it will take a while to get used to these ch-ch-changes.”
As people tire, and as the world falls down, many were asked why they were committing themselves to this arduous and highly specific task. So far everyone has responded that it was so, “[they] could be Heroes, just for one day.”