Labryrinth with David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly circa 1986. I was 24. My love affair with Bowie was long underway by then. Somewhere else on this blog (where did that post go?) I think that I may have mentioned how my father introduced me to Bowie as a little girl. How excited I was to be able to sit snuggled up beside him as he told me (something to this effect) "Here mija. Look at the weirdo." It was a special event indeed to be allowed to sit up late into the night and watch The Midnight Special.
Thing is, Bowie didn't freak me out in the least. Instead I found my young self mesmerized. The labyrinth scene and Bowie's commanding presence in this movie only made things worse. Was I so wrong? Oh how I wanted Sarah to run off with the Goblin-King.
Okay maybe I'm just being my usual melodramatic self but it's little moments like this that me so glad to be alive at this point in time. Glad to see the internet take flight and to be here to witness the magic taking place via the digital age.
Like a lot of women I go weak in the knees for a romantic yet tragic love story. As a young girl I thought that true love came only once in a lifetime. Now I know that it often crosses your path more than once and in many different forms.
Someone made a comment on YouTube about how Bowie forever influenced their taste in men. At first I laughed until I remembered a recent remark by my husband about my current desktop photo. Not that I actually recall anyone in my past resembling a Goblin-King or vampire but yeah, I guess he has a point. Maybe he's on to something. Fascinating what we can still learn about ourselves at 46.
Thanks a billion times over to the creator of this video. Thanks VsWoman for bringing Sarah and Jareth together once more even if only for a little while.
The joys of make believe!