Well, this is basically one of the most inspiring stories I’ve ever seen. Grab your Kleenex.
Iman attended some of David’s concerts in the late 1980’s, but they were not properly introduced until October 1990 at a dinner held by their mutual hairdresser, Teddy Antolin,
Bowie fell in love instantly.
He was later quoted in an interview saying “I was naming the children the night we met … it was absolutely immediate.” But not so for Iman. “I did not want to get involved with a rock star. No way. It is not a sane thing to do, but David changed my mind. He wooed me.”
Not long after their first meeting, Iman had to travel to Paris. She arrived to a hotel room filled with her favorite flower (gardenias) and a card from David.
When she returned to Los Angeles, David was there waiting for her at the airport. Iman was sold. In an interview with NyMag Iman recalled, “His actions spoke louder [than words]. […] the doors open to the plane, and I come out and I see all these people taking a picture of somebody. And he was standing there, flowers in hand, no security. That was when I knew. He didn’t care if anyone saw.”
I am in love. More than before. This is beautiful.
Studio version of Lana Del Rey’s cover for Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana.
Beautiful approach to the song <3 love it.
Thank you for sharing this. Old music New music. LOVE.
By far, my favorite part of the speaking tour was the genuinely interested and thankful responses from kids who came to our speeches. One kid told me that hearing my story made him want to share his story with his family because they don’t know all the problems he faces. He might have been 13. Incredible.
For the last two years, 20-year-old Shane Burcaw has shared his tales of life with spinal muscular atrophy on the wildly popular Tumblr called Laughing at My Nightmare. Now he’s writing a memoir, which he just sold to Macmillan.
I had to keep this a secret for a long time, but today I can finally officially announce that I have a book deal! Honestly, this is one of the most exciting things to ever happen to me!