Thursday, November 3, 2016

A Farewell to Steve Ward - Historian, Digger, Friend

I received some very sad and shocking news late Halloween Eve regarding the passing of my friend Steve Ward. I haven't said a whole lot as it has been a little difficult for me to process. I am not looking for condolences (those should be saved for his family). I simply wish to honor him in my own way, the only way I know how really... and with that I give you the following video and words. The song is one that Steve wished would be played at his funeral (Jimmy Buffett "A Pirate Looks at Forty") so I am honoring that here as well. Rest easy my friend, until I can hold you to that AT Pro challenge you issued me a few days ago.

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xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Creatures of the Dig! GRMD Halloween Special!

Girls Rock Metal Detecting Creatures of the Dig: StarSiren makes a special appearance on this Halloween Special edition of Girls Rock Metal Detecting. Digging Hurricane Matthew with Kiss, some awesome silver finds and Betty Weber takes the Girls Rock Metal Detecting Find of the Month for September. Also featuring Aggie Hall, Little Digger and Sylvia Kosco and a special thank you to Stephen Aucker, The Man With The Hat for the kind gift. This video is Siren Kimmie approved.

Creatures of the Dig! GRMD Halloween Special!

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pinpointing a Problem

In light of the fact that I've been SWAMPED at work (pun intended) with the devastation brought to my town by Hurricane Matthew--For those who are unaware, my county has been named a national disaster area.  So I live in a world of long hours, short weekends, hard to find fuel, water and food shortages, and a threat of even more flooding still on the horizon.  So it is a bit difficult for me to take social media drama seriously.  However, I see people getting offended, name calling, hurt feelings, friends fighting friends, cats and dogs living together...it's anarchy!!! (Yes I stole that from Bill Murray).

Siren Kimmie always tries to see things from all sides (why am I talking about myself in the third person?) Whether it be politics, music taste or any differing point of view for that matter, it's important to keep an open mind.  Having said that, I do think sometimes it can be difficult to see what should be obvious to even the casual observer.  In the world of metal detecting, I've seen major arguments over machine choice, settings, techniques and even relic identification.  But one thing that always baffles me is the argument surrounding an individual's motivation behind metal detecting.  Allow me to state the obvious (something that is clearly being over looked on the pages of Facebook)... Everyone has their own reasons for detecting, none of which are wrong!

THERE IS NO WRONG REASON FOR METAL DETECTING.

I know that might come as a shock, but the thing is, no matter what your reason for detecting, you do it because it brings fulfillment in some way.  Just like playing a sport, or fishing, or painting, or what-have-you...There is no wrong reason for doing any of these things. Some metal detect because they hope they will strike it rich and find a horde of gold or roman artifacts. Others detect because they hope they will become famous by discovering something grand.  I detect because of a deep love of history.  There are some that swing the coil as a means of socializing, or for some the desire for notoriety.  There are even some that wish to make a living out of detecting, whether it be from selling their finds, or getting mega hits on YouTube.

You may not agree with someone else's motivation behind detecting, but that doesn't make it wrong or immoral.  It is simply contrary to your reasons which, funny enough, someone else may not agree with.

There is no metal detecting law that states you can only detect if you plan to be a serious detectorist.  There are no detecting police that are standing by to take away your machine..."I'm sorry, hand that thing over! You're just not serious enough!" (It's a Python skit waiting to happen).

Equally disturbing is this continued need to attack. There is never a time where a conversation about detecting should degenerate into insulting or name calling. Someone's body shape, looks, sex, clothing choice or even personality shouldn't even enter the conversation. If you are put off by any of these things, then just accept the fact that the person isn't someone you wish to associate with, wish them the best, unfollow, unsub, unfriend and move on. The best thing you can do is vote with your feet. It IS a free internet after all...sort of.

Which reminds me, I'm late on my cable bill!

Seriously though, instead of expending energy on why someone is detecting, let's focus on the real enemy:  Those who leave trash all over the place or refuse to fill their holes!

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)

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Friday, September 16, 2016

The Deullists - Find of the Day Challenge with The Man In The Hat

Siren Kimmie is challenged to a Metal Detecting duel by Stephen Aucker (The Man With The Hat).  You get to vote on who wins this duel!!!  Be sure to watch both videos and vote in both places (subscribe to vote). 

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 Along with the challenge, the Girls Rockin Find of the Month goes to Sam Waters of White's Water's Detecting, plus a cool submission by Sisters History Detectorists and a lesson in topless female duels.  Metal Detecting, history lessons, and a cool challenge all in one video!  With bonus: Iron Maiden tunes covered by  the one and only The Iron Maidens!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

One-Year Anniversary Metal Detecting and Pokemon Go!

Girls Rock Metal Detecting celebrates it's one-year anniversary digging and investigating the phenomenon known as Pokemon Go! Does siren Kimmie find a PokeWine stop? Find out here in this Poke-mentary Dig with metal detecting, Pokemon Go, relics, coins, the find of the month winner, Jocelyn Elizabeth and so much more... check it out!
#PokemonGo #Metaldetecting #GirlsRockMetalDetecting #SirenKimmie

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

I'm Not a Joiner

Are we ready for a rant?  Okay, so, I am a member of a whole-lotta Facebook groups, this much is true.  Though some may consider this egregious, I love each and every one one of them.  They are made up of, mostly, like-minded individuals who enjoy metal detecting. While I certainly cannot engage in every single group daily on any grand scale--I depend 100% on my news feed and Facebook notifications to keep me involved.--On each page I post one or two video links a month, a meme, or blog here and there.  I try to participate in special events, such as Stealth Diggers' "Selfie Sunday", Global Detecting Adventures' "Art Tuesday", or if I see something pirate related I'll post it on Dirt Pirates.  But beyond that I'm frequently scrolling, commenting where I can, liking posts I enjoy, and in that way I am differentiating by individual people not the groups themselves.

I mean, isn't that what Facebook is about anyway?  The individual people?

To me, Facebook is a gathering place, much like the city center.  There are a ton of shops, businesses, bars (or pubs if you will) downtown. While I can go inside any one of these establishments, I generally prefer to be outdoors, lounging on some cafe sidewalk chair sipping a glass of wine.  I sit and observe...watch the people go about their business, petting someone's dog as they walk by, complimenting someone's shoes, or just nodding a friendly hello.  Sometimes I'll pop in a place, sing a song, then drop the mic and walk out the door (proverbially speaking of course).

In this analogy, if I'm in your group and I don't always engage--If I simply wish to "walk in and sing my song" and decline a game of pool or darts, are you going to ask me to leave?  Truth of the matter is, maybe your patrons ENJOY my brand of "music" and they're staying a on a bit longer because they like what they hear.  Or maybe my version of Ballroom Blitz filtered out into the street intriguing a few people to stop by.  Or, hell, maybe I'm simply background noise, adding to the over all atmosphere.  Regardless of the role, it is all part of the overall spirit.  

I recognize that groups need to have rules.  No cursing, no porn, it's a family show after all...but demanding that your members comment on posts, and "filtering out" those who participate primarily through links is a bit elitist.  Who are you to say that one or more of your members do not wish to see these posts?  Shouldn't it be up to THEM to either watch or scroll by?  As I've said before, I'm an introvert. So, by nature I am not a "joiner".  I have friends and family who get aggravated on a regular basis because they don't hear from me enough. So maybe you can appreciate that I put my heart into everything I create and am giving a little bit of myself with each new video, blog, meme, or what have you.  This IS my form of participation. So if you're telling me, the introvert, how I should interact within your group, and if you enlist nothing more than individuals who are being threatened with removal if they do not frequently comment--like a bunch of mindless automatons--I'm best left out anyway.  Thing is, 90% of all group members are in at least one other group, so it's safe to surmise they will eventually "hear my band play" somewhere along the line.  In the meantime, I'll just sit out here humming my tune, enjoying my wine and casually conversing with those who feel I have something of value to offer.  Heck, I always preferred the intimacy of  smaller gigs anyhow.

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Do Not Mourn the Darkness


The once dark and comforting night,
Is now but an echo of what shone in the light.
A foggy reminder of past things...
Miscellaneous happenings.

Where there used to be a soothing song,
The quiet gives rise to an eerie calm.
With much room for feelings to recklessly wander,
Imagination roams as thoughts do conjure.

The stars still sparkle, this much is true,
And from way down here it’s quite the view.
Take peace within its utter starkness.
Please do not mourn the darkness.

As nighttime comes to revive and reflect,
It cradles in stillness, it soothes and protects.
So rest now in sweet and dreamless sleep,
And trust your heart to twilight's keep.

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting and Nokta Makro Field Team Member)

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Girls Rock Metal Detecting 1st Anniversary Pokemon Dig

Digging, investigating Pokemon Go and Jocelyn Elizabeth earns the Girls Rockin' Find of the Month for July (also with Aggie Hall, Thrills in the Dig and much more!)



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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Music


Music is not just a bunch of notes strung together.
It's not simply rhyming a few words or set patterns.
Music is more than undulating rhythms.  
It is an extension of the soul.
Music is emotion, it is spirituality, and it is healing.
It is a celebration as well as grieving.

Music transcends time and space—a vehicle for the mind, body, and soul.
It goes beyond artistic creativity—something to be experienced.
Music is a living, breathing thing…evocative…provocative.
It is the purest form of expression.
Music is love, hate, forgiveness, submission, lust, strength, anger, power, joy, truth, passion...


Music is the very essence of life.

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)


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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wine is Life

Stress weighs heavy on a tired soul. 
Dragging down. Her shoulders strain against the days tension as if preparing for impact. 

The cork extracts from the bottle with a swift pop before the almost-black liquid gently flows into the glass. 

Her hands cup the bowl, protectively embracing the large vessel as if any moment this joy will be stolen. 

Eagerly the glass is raised to her mouth with a deep, slow breath before drawing the heady substance across her delighted tongue. 

A tingling sensation tempts while the slightly-fruity but dry libation is eagerly swallowed down.  

Pink hues flush her face in response to the burning warmth. The corners of a once frowning mouth begin to pull upward in an involuntary smile.  The kind of smile that seems to be hiding a delicious secret. 

Sighing contentedly she raises the glass to her lips for another deep draw of the intoxicating substance. 

Heat begins to flow down, reaching into her core, then traveling through every inch of her body. 

Shoulders drop in a sweet surrender.  The fight has ended.

Red wine, you win! You know my mind and understand precisely what I need.

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Trials and Tribulations of a Female Detectorist Part 2

Part 2: Are Female Detectorists Sexy? 

The bigger question is, why is that even a question? What does "sexy" have to do with metal detecting? 

You would think the ONE place women would be free of scrutuny over how they look or what they are wearing would be metal detecting right?

Wrong! Aside from ridicule over detecting attire, taking one too many selfies (or not enough selfies) or being forced into a contest to vote for the "favorite" female detectorist, or being belittled for having too many likes on a finds pictures... we could go on and on here but you get the point...

Having said that, lets get back to the question at hand.  First take a look at what the media and some manufacturers say female metal detectorists should look like... 


 


Conversely, do a google search for "Men Metal Detecting" and take a gander at the results. Spoiler: There is not ONE sexy male model striking a Zoolander "blue steel" with a detector. Because metal detectors are marketed to men.

The powers that be (i.e., advertisers, manufacturers and sales reps alike) depict metal detecting women as airbrushed models who have most likely never wielded a detector in their lives, posing in high heels and bikinis much like sports cars and beer adverts.



So where do us ladies fit in? One thing I can promise, if I see advertisements like these I will NOT buy from the manufacturer. If they do not consider me to be a valid consumer and choose to alienate and exclude me in their marketing campaigns, then I do not need to purchase their products.

Meanwhile this only adds to the confusion for women as they try to fit in.  Being so heavily inundated with society's idea of "sexy' that we don't know which end is up (no pun intended).  On one hand we are told that we need to look this way to be considered valuable.  On the other hand, if I post pictures of myself in this state of undress I promise the magnitude shaming would be astronomical.  So us ladies have to walk this tightrope somewhere in the middle.

We live in a world where we are ultimately gauged on our looks and sexuality.  If we are perceived to be pretty, we are valued more highly.  If we fit society's idea of thin, tall, and sexy, we are found "worthy". Women's bodies are used to sell just about every service and product on the planet (including detectors). Yet for the "real woman" there is no room for growing old, or putting on weight, or gaining grey hair and wrinkles.  Yet a woman who attempts to 
celebrate her features is negatively labeled.  We are criticized if we change our profile picture too frequently, or take too many selfies. Photos of our finds are tainted with the aforementioned commentary of likes based upon gender or because the outline of a breast can be seen behind the detector.  

So the only thing we can  really do is be ourselves and tune out the rest. Because ultimately, to answer the original question, are female metal detectorists sexy?  Hell yes!  ALL of the women of metal detecting are sexy and AMAZING!!!  Beyond what the media SAYS you SHOULD look like, each and every one is unique, passionate, and fun loving.  So, don't ever let anyone make you feel less then, or ashamed of who you are. Celebrate yourself and follow your passion.  You are bad ass and you ROCK metal detecting!

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)


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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Muddy Glasses

The past is the past,
You can't go back,
Just look trough muddy glasses.
It's shaded with pain,
And a dose of mundane,
As you gaze though the unwashed masses.
Simplistic at best.
You'll romanticize the rest.
Realize it's essentially pointless.
To hang on to what was,
With a fresh wine buzz,
Is the basis of so much madness.


xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Trials and Tribulations of a Female Detectorist Part 1

This article is going to be the first in a series--mostly because I have been working on it for over four months, struggling to come up with a concrete commentary that was both educational and thought provoking (and at least mildly entertaining).  My focus was initially on defining terms, like body policing, slut shaming, body image, and the unequal playing field for women in metal detecting and beyond.  It quickly exploded into a four page Word document that seemed to have no end in sight, so I had to break it down.  I knew that I would face challenges heading up Girls Rock Metal Detecting.  I was prepared for more than a few "discussions" wherein my feminist chain would be yanked.  I was not ready however, for the total exasperation I felt over some of the things I've witnessed in the wonderful world of social media.  These are my first hand observations from the perspective of a female metal detectorist.

Part 1:  

The day I joined the metal detecting community I was immediately inundated with friend requests, mostly from heterosexual men.  Having worked in the music industry, this clearly isn't my first rodeo, so I wasn't even remotely shocked.  It's a fairly common occurrence women face online, especially in a male dominated hobby like metal detecting.  Men are intrigued by someone from the opposite sex showing an interest in their hobby.  They are visually driven creatures and many of them focus on looks.  Then there are the ones with an incredible sense of entitlement who choose to display their "keyboard balls" (an interesting phenomenon where they hide behind the keyboard and blurt out anything they have on their minds which, as you can imagine, is often quite inappropriate).  I take the jokes in stride, unfriend the ones who are unable to adapt, delete the shady comments and carry on my happy trail. Simple enough right?

Look, I am a complex person, just like everyone else.  However, I approach life with a pretty laid back attitude.  I have a fun personality, I love rock music, cute clothes, computers and metal detecting and oh...I am... a WOMAN!  While you certainly cannot "know" me based on my Facebook posts, blogs and videos, my personality definitely shines through.  Sometimes I'm shy, sometimes I'm silly, sometimes I'm bitchy, and yes... sometimes I'm freaking sexy! (Too sexy for this blog in fact!!) I make no apologies for any of it.  Digging a little further (pun intended) you'll find that I'm also a very intelligent, well-put together, talented, grown up who is isn't half bad at metal detecting. Thankfully I am surrounded by a multitude of other amazing and equally skilled (some even more so), beautiful female detectorists.  And one thing I've come to realize, we spend far too much time having to defend our clothing choices, explain our selfie shots and having to prove our skills and the validity of our detecting finds.

First and foremost, there is not a single person on any of these pages, or in real life for that matter, that has a right to tell anyone what they can say, how to behave, or what to wear.  We are individuals and may express ourselves in any way we see fit. Further, we are not responsible for anyone's reaction to the way we look or any inappropriate behavior or comments posted by individuals with an overdeveloped sense of entitlement and a complete lack of social skills.  It should also be noted, as females, if we choose to chat with guys about detecting or go digging with a guy (because let's face it, our female digging partner options are quite limited) there should be no aspersions cast or elbow nudges any more than the scenario being with two men. Lastly, it is not our fault if our posts or videos get more views.  Belittling the recognition of our finds by making a correlation between the number of likes versus the number of men that want to get in our pants is, well, tired.  If you have an issue with the number of likes you may want to have a conversation with the people doing the liking. Oh and while I'm at it, last time I checked this is social media and made up of senseless narcissistic selfies, cat videos and food porn.  So we'll post as many pics as we wish and should not have to scrutinize every image to ensure that it's not too provocative or can be twisted into some sort of sexual innuendo.

The important point of all this, as we co-exist with our male detecting friends, whatever the reason behind the likes, the number of friends we have or our perceived "popularity", we should not have to temper our posting, exclude ourselves, or have our cool finds diminished and devalued just because we are women.  Posting a selfie does not "entitle" me to be disrespected.  There should never be a time where I hear the words "Oh you  have to expect that being a women detectorist" as I voice indignation over receiving an unsolicited penis picture.  I have met some amazing people on this journey and I should not have to exclude myself because some dudes don't know how to behave.  And I refuse to be held responsible for that behavior. I have not invited it and I do not have to own it. 

Incidentally this is not a male bashing post. Some of the worst offenses I've seen have come from other women just being plain mean. Since I have been a part of this community I have observed all sorts of interesting behavior from attacks based on the cut of a blouse to girls calling other girls ugly because they don’t post pictures of themselves.  I've witnessed outright name calling and finger pointing.  I myself have received a few murmurs regarding my own cleavage or disapproving glares based on a tongue-in-cheek meme I've created.  Heads would have spun off into another dimension had these people been around during my music magazine days.  But that's neither here nor there. 

Now, do I like being told I'm pretty? Sure! Who doesn't?!?! Do I like comments about what you'd like to do with your pin pointer or how many inches deep your targets are? Listen, I like a good joke as much as the next person and I'm not that easily offended.  But believe me when I say, I am not getting an ego boost from these comments nor do Facebook likes translate to any sort of validation for me.  The way I look at it, I'm sharing my finds and personality with like minded people.  I embrace my inner rock star because it's FUN, not because I'm trying to be popular (It's FACEBOOK people... gimme a break). I do however wish for Girls Rock Metal Detecting to be successful and for that to happen I must participate in groups and continue to make it fun and engaging. In the meantime, if the only reason I receive likes on my finds is because I'm a girl, then so be it! Because girls really do ROCK and we deserve all the recognition we get!  So let's celebrate that and get back to the detecting shall we?


xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)


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Friday, February 26, 2016

Siren Kimmie Banned!!!

I was posting links to my latest video recently, as ya do when you make videos; and I noticed I was no longer subscribed to a particular group. In other words, I was KICKED OFF!!! This isn't the first time some ban-hammer-happy admin has decided the way I choose to share my passion for metal detecting did not fit into their idea of participation. Clearly they felt my video links were irrelevant and even a detriment to their community, so I was unceremoniously ejected.

I must confess, I am utterly confused as to why anyone would be removed or banned from a metal detecting group for posting metal detecting videos (or metal detecting related links of any sort). Seems counter intuitive if you ask me. Keep in mind I post maybe one or two links a month (because it takes me that long to get these videos together). So It's not as if I was over-posting my links on any particular group. And I'm not cramming my videos down anyone's throat. More curious is the fact that other Youtubers post links to the group yet seem to be immune from this blacklisting. What gives?

As an obsessed metal detectorist you can well imagine I belong to a lot of groups (some of which I've been added to without being asked). I love scrolling through my news feed filled with finds, videos, jokes and family pics. I don't mind seeing what everyone had for dinner, candids of your pets, your baby, your vacation... even if it is not on topic. It's Facebook...a place to share and be social.

Meanwhile with the number of hours I work, my other responsibilities, and my spare time spent digging and creating videos, there is no earthly way I could possibly comment every day in every single group. Instead, when I see things in my news feed which interest me, I like and/or comment. And I share my videos with each group as A MEANS OF PARTICIPATION.

The thing is, we all have various ways of expressing ourselves. I choose to pen blog posts and produce videos. This is how I share my finds, my passion for detecting, and my creativity. I'm not out there hawking for Youtube subscribers. I'm not trying to sell anything or "make a living" off my channel. I create the videos because I like to share my experience and finds with my groups and friends. Plus it's FUN and a great way to keep a diary and documentation of my finds!

So, boot me if you must. I'm going to continue to do what I do and we'll just have to agree to disagree!

PS, here's my link, go check out my videos (giggles)  Girls Rock Metal Detecting on Youtube

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting and Nokta Makro Field Team Member)

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day xoxo Siren Kimmie

Happy Valentine's Day! Check out the Valentine's Day inspired finds and other goodies in this special Edition of Girls Rock Metal Detecting:  Love is in the Air and In the Ground


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Monday, February 1, 2016

Girls Rock Metal Detecting (6): Siren Kimmie Bday Bash! AT Pro and Fishe...



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Monday, January 11, 2016

There's a Starman Waiting in the Sky

It's 6:30 am on Monday, January 11, 2016.  

My alarm rings… I press snooze.

At 6:32 my alarm rings again, I slide my finger across the screen bringing blissful silence.

I notice part of an instant message that read, "Very sad." 

I click the message to continue.

"David Bowie has died Kim."

My breath is gone.  
I blankly type a response as I catch myself saying the words out loud.
"Nooooooooo. Oh, no, no…
New record just came out.
No, no, no…"
I type one last resonating word, "Heartbroken."

Numb legs slide out of bed and carry my body to the kitchen.
I turn on the coffee. 
How can Bowie be dead?  
I try to wrap my head around the news.
How did he die? This is a hoax, right?

The gurgle and hiss of the coffee pot sounds like a steam engine in my head.  
The house is dark save for the light emitting from the screen of my cellular phone.

I open the web browser…

Top news: David Bowie dead at age 69. 
Cancer.
It's no hoax. He's really gone.
Tears begin rolling down my checks.

I can't process it. David Bowie doesn't die of cancer.  David Bowie lives to be like 100 years old, if he doesn't live forever--which I was pretty sure he would!  
But Bowie?  No way! 
Bowie goes out with a blaze of lighting and thunder as the earth shakes and trembles! ...Right? 
After all, he is Ziggy Stardust!  Super-human!  Starman!  
Certainly the entire Universe would have been aware the moment he drew his last breath. It should have woken me from my sleep in a sudden panic!
But no, he died quietly January 10th, 2016.  

No explosions.  No bombast.  Just gone.

I welcome the hot water of the shower.  
Standing with hands pressed against the wall, holding me up as water rushes down my face, washing free flowing tears down the drain. 
It's all so cliché. 
"Come on Kimmie, you're being a bit melodramatic don't you think?" I imagine him gently chastising.
No, he was an artist, full of emotion and feeling. 
Bowie would understand. 

I step out of the shower, grab a towel, and mindlessly dry off.
I feel duped!  He wasn't sick was he?
No one EVER said he was ill!
No one said he had cancer!

I throw the towel across the room, my movements now angrily punctuated.
I begin to dress as if it's the most distasteful chore--punching my arms and legs into the openings of each garment with a furious thrust.
I yank on my boots and stomp to the bathroom where I rip a brush through my wet, tangled hair.
Why was there no warning?

I'm crying again.

I still don't believe it.
Surely there would have been news before now that he was fighting such a serious battle.

I get it though. If it were me I wouldn’t announce it.
Hell, I'm a private person.  I totally understand keeping this secret.

So why do I feel like I've been tricked--robbed of some very important knowledge that would have made this news a bit easier to digest?
Instead I'm left in complete and utter shock.

I toy with the idea of calling in sick.
What do I say?  "I'm sorry I can't make it in today.  You see, David Bowie has died…"
They'd think I'm nuts!

You must understand.  For me, this is as hard as losing Lennon, in some respects more so because I was so young when Lennon was killed. I didn't have the years in that I do with Bowie.  
Yes, for me this is every bit as shocking as Lennon.
No warning!  Sudden, violent in its own right, and totally unjust.

My girlfriend messages my phone to signify she's in the drive.
I absently grab my things and hop into the car.
She hands me a coffee.  
Thank God for small miracles.
I tell her the news. She already knows.  
We make small talk. A nice distraction.
She promises to help me mourn as she drops me at work.

Is it ridiculous to grieve someone I've never met?
Bowie put his heart and soul into his art, so to say that I knew nothing of him isn't entirely true. In that respect he spoke to me very intimately. 
Plus, he was to be my husband you know.  I jokingly forewarned at the start of every serious relationship, "If Bowie shows up, all bets are off."
Still I never had the chance to see him in person.
I always hoped he would tour again. 
The new record would certainly have included a tour right?
I'd finally get to see him live?

Nope. I will never see Bowie in person. Never. Ever.

I'm crying again.

There is no consoling.  No solace or attempts at pleasantries will make me feel better.
"The genius of Bowie lives on through his music."--  
Of course it does!
"His music is his legacy."-- 
Of course it is!
But he's dead and I’m pissed!
All the amazing music and art he had yet to create...
There will be no more from him.

I'll celebrate his life later.
Right now I'm going to wallow. 
I'm going to play some of his darkest stuff.
I'm going to cry
I'm going to lament.
I'm going to feel.

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)

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