I think Scott was on to something. Something that David Bowie also discovered when he found out he was terminally ill with cancer. Something that perhaps now will inspire a new trend among us aging Baby Boomers. What was it? It’s that if you are an artist you might experience a sudden burst of creativity spurred by the knowledge of your imminent death.
This wonderful article in the Guardian describes how this happened to Bowie. If you’re new to the going to goa blog you may be interested in seeing this short documentary on Death Cafe. Scott Morgan’s oncologist in Goa thought Scott was on the cutting edge with his desire and ability to create art—over 200 paintings–from his sickbed. Dr. Salkar was so inspired he contracted a filmmaker to create the documentary about Scott. I posted it to Death Cafe because that site is dedicated to shedding light on the topic of death and dying and taking the mystery and taboo away from it.
David Bowie’s Lazarus video shows a man creating music and song from his deathbed. I can’t help but think he was channeling Scott who went before him in a similar fashion.
Talk about Creativity Under Pressure.