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Reply #1860 posted 06/09/16 10:19pm

CalhounSq

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mimi1956 said:

1Sasha said:

It is seven weeks now and it feels like it has been seven minutes ...

Time just keeps flying by but the crying doens't stop. I fear the day when there is nothing new here, when the alone time starts, all connection to him ends then.

[Edited 6/9/16 10:49am]

Every time I think I'm getting better, I cry again - the other day I made it through without tears, but they were back the next day lol The connection to him will NEVER end, not for us nod he's not a tabloid headline, he won't fade - his music is forever, & he'll be with me until I, too, leave this earth. I know a lot of Orgers feel the same. We just have to keep him in our hearts, & be thankful we have so many memories of his long, kickass career. I bet he didn't know he was THIS LOVED heart sigh

heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #1861 posted 06/10/16 8:21am

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CalhounSq said:

mimi1956 said:

Time just keeps flying by but the crying doens't stop. I fear the day when there is nothing new here, when the alone time starts, all connection to him ends then.

[Edited 6/9/16 10:49am]

Every time I think I'm getting better, I cry again - the other day I made it through without tears, but they were back the next day lol The connection to him will NEVER end, not for us nod he's not a tabloid headline, he won't fade - his music is forever, & he'll be with me until I, too, leave this earth. I know a lot of Orgers feel the same. We just have to keep him in our hearts, & be thankful we have so many memories of his long, kickass career. I bet he didn't know he was THIS LOVED heart sigh


In all honesty, I bet he actually did KNOW it. If you look at how fucked up the music industry really is and has especially been for Black artists no matter how GREAT. Prince was able to do ALL that he did because he KNEW he had something no other artist had...US and OUR LOVE for him. No matter what he did or the industry tried to do to take him down a peg or few, we were there to keep him going in spite of it all.

WE were the ones that moved him through summer rain or winter snow. WE were the ones that gave him the courage to open up any door..." wink heart hug

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #1862 posted 06/10/16 8:43am

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HatrinaHaterwitz said:

CalhounSq said:

Every time I think I'm getting better, I cry again - the other day I made it through without tears, but they were back the next day lol The connection to him will NEVER end, not for us nod he's not a tabloid headline, he won't fade - his music is forever, & he'll be with me until I, too, leave this earth. I know a lot of Orgers feel the same. We just have to keep him in our hearts, & be thankful we have so many memories of his long, kickass career. I bet he didn't know he was THIS LOVED heart sigh


In all honesty, I bet he actually did KNOW it. If you look at how fucked up the music industry really is and has especially been for Black artists no matter how GREAT. Prince was able to do ALL that he did because he KNEW he had something no other artist had...US and OUR LOVE for him. No matter what he did or the industry tried to do to take him down a peg or few, we were there to keep him going in spite of it all.

WE were the ones that moved him through summer rain or winter snow. WE were the ones that gave him the courage to open up any door..." wink heart hug

I hope you're right hug It just strikes me sometimes, the amount of straight up/enduring GRIEF over him - like at least 80% of the WORLD ached for a few hours/days... & lots of us are still aching - it's trippy, the effect he had.

heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #1863 posted 06/10/16 2:12pm

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Prince died a good man, and Honest Man. Their were no stains from suspicious speculations like those of Michael Jackson. I don't understand how a man who harmed no one and provided and immenseful amount of joy to those that accepted his talent, why he was erased so abruptly. He died and was so quickly cremated like an unwanted dog who was wanted by no one. I dont understand how a half decent memorial has to take place nearly four months after his death unlike his contemporaries. I have researched Jehovah's witnesses rules or doctrine and I did not come across anything that stated that it is mandatory to be cremated let alone so swiftly after an autopsy has taken place. This is so upsetting. I turned that man into a friend, and a brother to me and like so many others, I did not know him personally. I had to cope with his loss. I don't care if another song is not released from the vault. I care that he has been discarded by his family and the only concern is, who gets what. Thank you for all you made me feel, Prince. Thank you for being someone I admired. R.I.P.

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Reply #1864 posted 06/10/16 4:24pm

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CalhounSq said:

mimi1956 said:

Time just keeps flying by but the crying doens't stop. I fear the day when there is nothing new here, when the alone time starts, all connection to him ends then.

[Edited 6/9/16 10:49am]

Every time I think I'm getting better, I cry again - the other day I made it through without tears, but they were back the next day lol The connection to him will NEVER end, not for us nod he's not a tabloid headline, he won't fade - his music is forever, & he'll be with me until I, too, leave this earth. I know a lot of Orgers feel the same. We just have to keep him in our hearts, & be thankful we have so many memories of his long, kickass career. I bet didn't know he was THIS LOVED heart sigh

I haven't made it 1 day yet, I just don't understand, I'm 60 years old and crying everyday like a 5 year old,my heart just breaks for him and his not being able to grow old.

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Reply #1865 posted 06/11/16 7:14am

endiadj

blondet said:

Prince died a good man, and Honest Man. Their were no stains from suspicious speculations like those of Michael Jackson. I don't understand how a man who harmed no one and provided and immenseful amount of joy to those that accepted his talent, why he was erased so abruptly. He died and was so quickly cremated like an unwanted dog who was wanted by no one. I dont understand how a half decent memorial has to take place nearly four months after his death unlike his contemporaries. I have researched Jehovah's witnesses rules or doctrine and I did not come across anything that stated that it qis mandatory to be cremated let alone so swiftly after an autopsy has taken place. This is so upsetting. I turned that man into a friend, and a brother to me and like so many others, I did not know him personally. I had to cope with his loss. I don't care if another song is not released from the vault. I care that he has been discarded by his family and the only concern is, who gets what. Thank you for all you made me feel, Prince. Thank you for being someone I admired. R.I.P.



I echo your sentiments so much. This musical genius, this Hall of Fame musician was cremated the next day and carried out of a make shift memorial with two bags of cheetos. His ex-wives put together a better memorial for him than his own family. Then, to have some people try to reduce his life down to being just a junkie/drug addict is so disheartening. Not to mention his estate being in disarray. This not how it was suppose to end for this man. It just wasn't.
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Reply #1866 posted 06/11/16 2:53pm

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endiadj said:

blondet said:

Prince died a good man, and Honest Man. Their were no stains from suspicious speculations like those of Michael Jackson. I don't understand how a man who harmed no one and provided and immenseful amount of joy to those that accepted his talent, why he was erased so abruptly. He died and was so quickly cremated like an unwanted dog who was wanted by no one. I dont understand how a half decent memorial has to take place nearly four months after his death unlike his contemporaries. I have researched Jehovah's witnesses rules or doctrine and I did not come across anything that stated that it qis mandatory to be cremated let alone so swiftly after an autopsy has taken place. This is so upsetting. I turned that man into a friend, and a brother to me and like so many others, I did not know him personally. I had to cope with his loss. I don't care if another song is not released from the vault. I care that he has been discarded by his family and the only concern is, who gets what. Thank you for all you made me feel, Prince. Thank you for being someone I admired. R.I.P.

I echo your sentiments so much. This musical genius, this Hall of Fame musician was cremated the next day and carried out of a make shift memorial with two bags of cheetos. His ex-wives put together a better memorial for him than his own family. Then, to have some people try to reduce his life down to being just a junkie/drug addict is so disheartening. Not to mention his estate being in disarray. This not how it was suppose to end for this man. It just wasn't.

Thank you, endiadj. Nothing will be left for his fans as far as a decent closure is concerned. I mean, by the time his family arranges a public memorial it certainly won't be televised because what station will want to pick this up so late in the game. And it's a nice gesture but I'm so over these sorry Purple Rain renditions. He was more then that.

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Reply #1867 posted 06/11/16 4:39pm

endiadj

blondet said:



endiadj said:


blondet said:

Prince died a good man, and Honest Man. Their were no stains from suspicious speculations like those of Michael Jackson. I don't understand how a man who harmed no one and provided and immenseful amount of joy to those that accepted his talent, why he was erased so abruptly. He died and was so quickly cremated like an unwanted dog who was wanted by no one. I dont understand how a half decent memorial has to take place nearly four months after his death unlike his contemporaries. I have researched Jehovah's witnesses rules or doctrine and I did not come across anything that stated that it qis mandatory to be cremated let alone so swiftly after an autopsy has taken place. This is so upsetting. I turned that man into a friend, and a brother to me and like so many others, I did not know him personally. I had to cope with his loss. I don't care if another song is not released from the vault. I care that he has been discarded by his family and the only concern is, who gets what. Thank you for all you made me feel, Prince. Thank you for being someone I admired. R.I.P.



I echo your sentiments so much. This musical genius, this Hall of Fame musician was cremated the next day and carried out of a make shift memorial with two bags of cheetos. His ex-wives put together a better memorial for him than his own family. Then, to have some people try to reduce his life down to being just a junkie/drug addict is so disheartening. Not to mention his estate being in disarray. This not how it was suppose to end for this man. It just wasn't.

Thank you, endiadj. Nothing will be left for his fans as far as a decent closure is concerned. I mean, by the time his family arranges a public memorial it certainly won't be televised because what station will want to pick this up so late in the game. And it's a nice gesture but I'm so over these sorry Purple Rain renditions. He was more then that.



Watching the Ali funeral the other day I said to myself "this is how Prince's passing should've been handled". By the time they have a public memorial, if they even do, it will be an after thought for some people, I feel. It won't be as raw and emotional as it should've/would've been. I don't know what's going on.
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Reply #1868 posted 06/13/16 12:20pm

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Oh, stringerbell that was so beautiful! Thank you for posting.

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purplepoppy said:

Such a moving post, Bell. Got chills when you described what your city was/is going through. Sure didn't get any easier today with the acquittal. How can so many cops be right and so many victims be wrong? Madness. heart + Strength 2 U

Thanks, purplepoppy. I don't want to get too political, but we are spending our time debating irrelevant issues in our political system when there is a real threat that our society will tear apart in the not too distant future. You can't keep stacking the deck against the same people all of the time and expect them to take it indefinitely. My fear is that what we saw in Baltimore last year is just the beginning -- unless we begin to address structural inequality.

May 10, 2015. That was the night Prince played for us and brought a bit of healing to our wounded city. Throughout the show, he would occasionally pop back stage, turn out the lights, pretend to be done with the concert and then lift the crowd up with the words: "No. Curfew!" The audience went wild. The city was under a mandated curfew that was applied quite unevenly.

Towards the end of the concert, Prince said to the crowd that it was time for economic empowerment. He said (and I think this is verbatim), "When I come back to Baltimore, I want to stay in a hotel owned by one of you. I want to be driven in a limo service owned by one of you. And I want to play in an arena owned by one of you!"

It tears my heart to pieces to know that he never will. BUT if just one person in the crowd that night was inspired enough by Prince to start their own business, pursue their degree and to overcome the many obstacles put in the way of so many residents of our city, it will compensate in part for the tremendous loss we suffered.

I always loved Prince the musician. I had been to many concerts, had followed him for years and always marveled at his sheer talent on the guitar, piano, bass, drums, sax - you name it. If he had only been a musical genius, he would have stood head and shoulders above the rest (whatever his size - again, with only Stevie being in the same ballpark). But after he played in Baltimore, I had an appreciation for Prince the man, the humanitarian and the advocate of social justice.

When I first heard of his death, I felt like I was sinking into the floor. For weeks, I couldn't believe it. I played his music so much that my four year old has memorized The Beautiful Ones, Kiss, Purple Rain, She's Always In My Hair, Another Lonely Christmas, Baltimore, Breakdown, etc. It has taken me a long time just to be able to write this. But every day for 32+ days and counting, I have come here and read your wonderful words in tribute to someone the likes of which we will never see again. And thanks to you all, while I will never get over the loss, I revel more in my gratitude for the gift of having been alive at the same time he was - and I work to keep that gift alive with my own kids.

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Reply #1869 posted 06/13/16 6:29pm

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Dearest Fellow Orgers,
I am thinking of y/our sadness & pray we each receive comfort during these days, turned into weeks. Weeks turned into months. Months that will turn into years. :-(

Prince was (bawl) unique, talented, hilarious & a sexy man. Those hands, faint Never having met him, his music moved me, deeply. He wrote lyrics that soothed the feelings I at times failed to express. Thank You Mr. Nelson ("Papi")🌹.

I have never, mourned an artist, like I have mourned Prince. Perhaps this is the problem. Beloved Prince Rogers Nelson was & will always be part of the music within me. Within you, dearest Orgers. Within many more, now.


💜 Rex grouphug

"2 these walls I talk, Tellin' 'em how I cried the day U went away"
I'll ♥️ "LemonDrop" 2DN 💋 your "Sugar"
Prince: TY! 🌹 🎶🎸🎶 💜 Rex @3/27/18 2D Media Let Prince R.I.P.
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Reply #1870 posted 06/13/16 8:54pm

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Boriqua1130 said:

Dearest Fellow Orgers, I am thinking of y/our sadness & pray we each receive comfort during these days, turned into weeks. Weeks turned into months. Months that will turn into years. sad Prince was (bawl) unique, talented, hilarious & a sexy man. Those hands, faint Never having met him, his music moved me, deeply. He wrote lyrics that soothed the feelings I at times failed to express. Thank You Mr. Nelson ("Papi")🌹. I have never, mourned an artist, like I have mourned Prince. Perhaps this is the problem. Beloved Prince Rogers Nelson was & will always be part of the music within me. Within you, dearest Orgers. Within many more, now. 💜 Rex grouphug "2 these walls I talk, Tellin' 'em how I cried the day U went away" [img:$uid]http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/3f/f7/db/3ff7db7a5f738a0aaca6c388222f656b.jpg[/img:$uid]

So well said, my heart aches for him and all those that love and will never forget. There are so many songs that fill my heart and mind daily. I wish the mainstream understood that there is so much more than Purple Rain to the Prince that I feel in my soul. I will miss the music he would've still given and the hold the music he gave ever closer.

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Reply #1871 posted 06/13/16 10:17pm

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endiadj said:

blondet said:

Prince died a good man, and Honest Man. Their were no stains from suspicious speculations like those of Michael Jackson. I don't understand how a man who harmed no one and provided and immenseful amount of joy to those that accepted his talent, why he was erased so abruptly. He died and was so quickly cremated like an unwanted dog who was wanted by no one. I dont understand how a half decent memorial has to take place nearly four months after his death unlike his contemporaries. I have researched Jehovah's witnesses rules or doctrine and I did not come across anything that stated that it qis mandatory to be cremated let alone so swiftly after an autopsy has taken place. This is so upsetting. I turned that man into a friend, and a brother to me and like so many others, I did not know him personally. I had to cope with his loss. I don't care if another song is not released from the vault. I care that he has been discarded by his family and the only concern is, who gets what. Thank you for all you made me feel, Prince. Thank you for being someone I admired. R.I.P.

I echo your sentiments so much. This musical genius, this Hall of Fame musician was cremated the next day and carried out of a make shift memorial with two bags of cheetos. His ex-wives put together a better memorial for him than his own family. Then, to have some people try to reduce his life down to being just a junkie/drug addict is so disheartening. Not to mention his estate being in disarray. This not how it was suppose to end for this man. It just wasn't.

You both are so right! And blondet, I felt same about that "cremated like a unwanted dog" and so quickly!!! eek mad

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Reply #1872 posted 06/14/16 12:00pm

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Boriqua1130 said:

Dearest Fellow Orgers, I am thinking of y/our sadness & pray we each receive comfort during these days, turned into weeks. Weeks turned into months. Months that will turn into years. sad Prince was (bawl) unique, talented, hilarious & a sexy man. Those hands, faint Never having met him, his music moved me, deeply. He wrote lyrics that soothed the feelings I at times failed to express. Thank You Mr. Nelson ("Papi")🌹. I have never, mourned an artist, like I have mourned Prince. Perhaps this is the problem. Beloved Prince Rogers Nelson was & will always be part of the music within me. Within you, dearest Orgers. Within many more, now. 💜 Rex grouphug "2 these walls I talk, Tellin' 'em how I cried the day U went away" [img:$uid]http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/3f/f7/db/3ff7db7a5f738a0aaca6c388222f656b.jpg[/img:$uid]

Thank you so much for this, it's beautiful but I'm crying again. Almost 8 weeks and still no peace. Yes those hands, I could listen to his guitar for the rest of my life, I just wish he was still in it.

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Reply #1873 posted 06/14/16 5:18pm

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nonileebee said:



Boriqua1130 said:

"Thinking of You, was here. Regal Peacock, was here",

So well said, my heart aches for him and all those that love and will never forget. There are so many songs that fill my heart and mind daily. I wish the mainstream understood that there is so much more than Purple Rain to the Prince that I feel in my soul. I will miss the music he would've still given and the hold the music he gave ever closer.



Thank You nonileebee 🌹 hug
Hang in there! We shall (like many others) keep Prince' musical legacy flowing.
I'll ♥️ "LemonDrop" 2DN 💋 your "Sugar"
Prince: TY! 🌹 🎶🎸🎶 💜 Rex @3/27/18 2D Media Let Prince R.I.P.
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Reply #1874 posted 06/14/16 7:31pm

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mimi1956 said:



Boriqua1130 said:

Thinking of You, was here Regal peacock, was here.

Thank you so much for this, it's beautiful but I'm crying again. Almost 8 weeks and still no peace. Yes those hands, I could listen to his guitar for the rest of my life, I just wish he was still in it.





Thank you mimi1956 🌹 hug

I dare say "I understand y/our grief." Mr. Nelson's departure was sudden & shocking especially to his family & his friends. For us as well. They have had closure by way of a private funeral. I understand if his last wish was to have a quick private service for them.

We're on the outside looking in. Honestly, no-one "owes" us anything. Hopefully BET will give Prince the pomp and circumstance Memorial he so richly deserves. That celebration of his life could give us closure to start soothing our broken hearts & shock. grouphug
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Prince: TY! 🌹 🎶🎸🎶 💜 Rex @3/27/18 2D Media Let Prince R.I.P.
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Reply #1875 posted 06/15/16 6:19pm

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i don’t do social media, no twitter, no Facebook, no instagram, i just don’t want to know so much about everybody else, and visa versa. so if you had told me 6 months ago, i would be writing a post for a prince fan page i would have laughed…today i am not laughing, very much the opposite, i can not stop crying, i can not count the times i have cried since april 21st.

i experience death several times a month, related to my occupation and always feel empathy, but very very rarely cry, i am not a crier…but now i cry many times every day, and sometimes even still a deep painful sob…who am i?

i was a prince fan back in the beginning, i came from an area of the country that is pretty conservative and i not only related to his music, i related to his people, i felt like these were my people, i looked like them and felt like them. i bought all of the albums and listened to them a lot, my daughter who is now an adult can sing along with all the old stuff, so prince stamped her as well. my daughters father has never been in the picture, she told me the other day, “when i get married, you (i am her mom) will do the father daughter dance with me, and of course it will be prince”… so now, i am crying again at the thought of that day. i did think of prince over the years, in his amazing paisley park that i had made up in my mind, as i had never seen a picture of it. and i bought tickets to see him in 2002, but my father died the day of the concert, and so i never saw prince. as i got older and busier an life gets exhausting, i lost touch with my posse in minneapolis. early on there was no real way to keep up with him as unitl 2001 i did not have internet. anyway i never googled him or looked at photos or videos. I would hear things here an there about him and the last thing i remember seeing was his stunning passport photo. until…

april 21st 2016, just another day in my somewhat crappy, sometimes wonderful life. my kid and i were deep in our storage locker cleaning out stuff to take to the dump. i was literally up on top of a pile of stuff at the very back corner when my phone rang, it was my ex husband. we are friendly and talk often, but i was busy and did not want to talk, i let it ring a few times, but picked up anyway, he said “ did you hear prince died?”…what…standing on a pile of junk…prince? i told my kid, she had the same reaction the entire world had, but at this point it was really truly disbelief, so of course, we asked the internet, is prince dead? the first thing to pop up was a headline saying prince’s death is a hoax, oh my god, relief flushed over me. by this time, really only a few minutes after i had heard the news, we were on the way to the dump with a big load of trash. we were googling and asking suri all the way, and the only people that said is was true was tmz… we pulled into the dump, it was super busy, tons of huge trucks and industrial size back hoes, we backed up to off load our stuff, and the radio started to play purple rain…oh no…we sat in the truck for a minute, and i had to fight back tears for the first time in a very long time, i can not cry for a celebrity i told myself. we got out of the truck, turned up the radio as loud as it would go and within a few minutes all of the noise and chaos had stopped and all of those people stood quietly listening to purple rain blare from my truck radio, princes mournful crying at the end felt like a jab to my heart, and tears blew from my eyes… and then the radio said prince was…..i can not type the word.

and since that day i have been a different person and have no explanation as to why? his passing is sad for the entire world, for obvious reasons, but why am i grieving like this, i still do not know. since he has past i have spent pretty much every evening looking and listening to prince, and it is all mesmerizing, deeply emotional, and so so sad.

i have not been in a relationship for a long time, and i have always been fine with that, i am a very self sufficient person, and have always had the attitude of, if i meet someone that blows me away enough to spend my life with them great, but if not, i am 100% happy being single…but now i am lonely.

so in closing i want to thank you all for listening, and thank you prince so so deeply for all you have done for me, and something in your passing has slapped me in the face and said get out of your house and live your life again. and that is what i am doing, through my tears.

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Reply #1876 posted 06/15/16 7:08pm

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i don’t do social media, no twitter, no Facebook, no instagram, i just don’t want to know so much about everybody else, and visa versa. so if you had told me 6 months ago, i would be writing a post for a prince fan page i would have laughed…today i am not laughing, very much the opposite, i can not stop crying, i can not count the times i have cried since april 21st.

i experience death several times a month, related to my occupation and always feel empathy, but very very rarely cry, i am not a crier…but now i cry many times every day, and sometimes even still a deep painful sob…who am i?

i was a prince fan back in the beginning, i came from an area of the country that is pretty conservative and i not only related to his music, i related to his people, i felt like these were my people, i looked like them and felt like them. i bought all of the albums and listened to them a lot, my daughter who is now an adult can sing along with all the old stuff, so prince stamped her as well. my daughters father has never been in the picture, she told me the other day, “when i get married, you (i am her mom) will do the father daughter dance with me, and of course it will be prince”… so now, i am crying again at the thought of that day. i did think of prince over the years, in his amazing paisley park that i had made up in my mind, as i had never seen a picture of it. and i bought tickets to see him in 2002, but my father died the day of the concert, and so i never saw prince. as i got older and busier an life gets exhausting, i lost touch with my posse in minneapolis. early on there was no real way to keep up with him as unitl 2001 i did not have internet. anyway i never googled him or looked at photos or videos. I would hear things here an there about him and the last thing i remember seeing was his stunning passport photo. until…

april 21st 2016, just another day in my somewhat crappy, sometimes wonderful life. my kid and i were deep in our storage locker cleaning out stuff to take to the dump. i was literally up on top of a pile of stuff at the very back corner when my phone rang, it was my ex husband. we are friendly and talk often, but i was busy and did not want to talk, i let it ring a few times, but picked up anyway, he said “ did you hear prince died?”…what…standing on a pile of junk…prince? i told my kid, she had the same reaction the entire world had, but at this point it was really truly disbelief, so of course, we asked the internet, is prince dead? the first thing to pop up was a headline saying prince’s death is a hoax, oh my god, relief flushed over me. by this time, really only a few minutes after i had heard the news, we were on the way to the dump with a big load of trash. we were googling and asking suri all the way, and the only people that said is was true was tmz… we pulled into the dump, it was super busy, tons of huge trucks and industrial size back hoes, we backed up to off load our stuff, and the radio started to play purple rain…oh no…we sat in the truck for a minute, and i had to fight back tears for the first time in a very long time, i can not cry for a celebrity i told myself. we got out of the truck, turned up the radio as loud as it would go and within a few minutes all of the noise and chaos had stopped and all of those people stood quietly listening to purple rain blare from my truck radio, princes mournful crying at the end felt like a jab to my heart, and tears blew from my eyes… and then the radio said prince was…..i can not type the word.

and since that day i have been a different person and have no explanation as to why? his passing is sad for the entire world, for obvious reasons, but why am i grieving like this, i still do not know. since he has past i have spent pretty much every evening looking and listening to prince, and it is all mesmerizing, deeply emotional, and so so sad.

i have not been in a relationship for a long time, and i have always been fine with that, i am a very self sufficient person, and have always had the attitude of, if i meet someone that blows me away enough to spend my life with them great, but if not, i am 100% happy being single…but now i am lonely.

so in closing i want to thank you all for listening, and thank you prince so so deeply for all you have done for me, and something in your passing has slapped me in the face and said get out of your house and live you life again. and that is what i am doing, through my tears.

[Edited 6/15/16 18:23pm]

That's a beautiful tribute. You are not alone in your grief - I haven't cried this much since my dad died in 2004. Like you, I spend just about all of my free time immersing myself in his music, magazines, and online forums like this. I'm still in disbelief most of the time, but when reality hits, it hits hard.

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Reply #1877 posted 06/15/16 7:22pm

CalhounSq

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i don’t do social media, no twitter, no Facebook, no instagram, i just don’t want to know so much about everybody else, and visa versa. so if you had told me 6 months ago, i would be writing a post for a prince fan page i would have laughed…today i am not laughing, very much the opposite, i can not stop crying, i can not count the times i have cried since april 21st.

i experience death several times a month, related to my occupation and always feel empathy, but very very rarely cry, i am not a crier…but now i cry many times every day, and sometimes even still a deep painful sob…who am i?

i was a prince fan back in the beginning, i came from an area of the country that is pretty conservative and i not only related to his music, i related to his people, i felt like these were my people, i looked like them and felt like them. i bought all of the albums and listened to them a lot, my daughter who is now an adult can sing along with all the old stuff, so prince stamped her as well. my daughters father has never been in the picture, she told me the other day, “when i get married, you (i am her mom) will do the father daughter dance with me, and of course it will be prince”… so now, i am crying again at the thought of that day. i did think of prince over the years, in his amazing paisley park that i had made up in my mind, as i had never seen a picture of it. and i bought tickets to see him in 2002, but my father died the day of the concert, and so i never saw prince. as i got older and busier an life gets exhausting, i lost touch with my posse in minneapolis. early on there was no real way to keep up with him as unitl 2001 i did not have internet. anyway i never googled him or looked at photos or videos. I would hear things here an there about him and the last thing i remember seeing was his stunning passport photo. until…

april 21st 2016, just another day in my somewhat crappy, sometimes wonderful life. my kid and i were deep in our storage locker cleaning out stuff to take to the dump. i was literally up on top of a pile of stuff at the very back corner when my phone rang, it was my ex husband. we are friendly and talk often, but i was busy and did not want to talk, i let it ring a few times, but picked up anyway, he said “ did you hear prince died?”…what…standing on a pile of junk…prince? i told my kid, she had the same reaction the entire world had, but at this point it was really truly disbelief, so of course, we asked the internet, is prince dead? the first thing to pop up was a headline saying prince’s death is a hoax, oh my god, relief flushed over me. by this time, really only a few minutes after i had heard the news, we were on the way to the dump with a big load of trash. we were googling and asking suri all the way, and the only people that said is was true was tmz… we pulled into the dump, it was super busy, tons of huge trucks and industrial size back hoes, we backed up to off load our stuff, and the radio started to play purple rain…oh no…we sat in the truck for a minute, and i had to fight back tears for the first time in a very long time, i can not cry for a celebrity i told myself. we got out of the truck, turned up the radio as loud as it would go and within a few minutes all of the noise and chaos had stopped and all of those people stood quietly listening to purple rain blare from my truck radio, princes mournful crying at the end felt like a jab to my heart, and tears blew from my eyes… and then the radio said prince was…..i can not type the word.

and since that day i have been a different person and have no explanation as to why? his passing is sad for the entire world, for obvious reasons, but why am i grieving like this, i still do not know. since he has past i have spent pretty much every evening looking and listening to prince, and it is all mesmerizing, deeply emotional, and so so sad.

i have not been in a relationship for a long time, and i have always been fine with that, i am a very self sufficient person, and have always had the attitude of, if i meet someone that blows me away enough to spend my life with them great, but if not, i am 100% happy being single…but now i am lonely.

so in closing i want to thank you all for listening, and thank you prince so so deeply for all you have done for me, and something in your passing has slapped me in the face and said get out of your house and live you life again. and that is what i am doing, through my tears.

[Edited 6/15/16 18:23pm]

sad I'm really touched by everything you said! hug

heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #1878 posted 06/16/16 12:29am

LittleNicci

Thank you for your post I feel the same way and am single too - the world feels so lonely without him. I remember the last night at the 02 21 nights in London feeling really sad cos didn't know when I'd see him again and I never did. But that night I did get to speak to him he came out to the fence (v early am) and came up and thanked each of the fans standing there it was the best night ever. So miss him
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Reply #1879 posted 06/16/16 1:01pm

nlinn

That is a beautiful, heartfelt post. My earth shifted as well when we lost him.

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Reply #1880 posted 06/16/16 4:49pm

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blondet said:

Prince died a good man, and Honest Man. Their were no stains from suspicious speculations like those of Michael Jackson. I don't understand how a man who harmed no one and provided and immenseful amount of joy to those that accepted his talent, why he was erased so abruptly. He died and was so quickly cremated like an unwanted dog who was wanted by no one. I dont understand how a half decent memorial has to take place nearly four months after his death unlike his contemporaries. I have researched Jehovah's witnesses rules or doctrine and I did not come across anything that stated that it is mandatory to be cremated let alone so swiftly after an autopsy has taken place. This is so upsetting. I turned that man into a friend, and a brother to me and like so many others, I did not know him personally. I had to cope with his loss. I don't care if another song is not released from the vault. I care that he has been discarded by his family and the only concern is, who gets what. Thank you for all you made me feel, Prince. Thank you for being someone I admired. R.I.P.

I asked Prince what he was planning to do. He told me , I'm going to look for the ladder. I asked him what that meant. All he said was, sometimes it snows in April. - book D.M.S.R.
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Reply #1881 posted 06/16/16 4:53pm

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blondet said:

Prince died a good man, and Honest Man. Their were no stains from suspicious speculations like those of Michael Jackson. I don't understand how a man who harmed no one and provided and immenseful amount of joy to those that accepted his talent, why he was erased so abruptly. He died and was so quickly cremated like an unwanted dog who was wanted by no one. I dont understand how a half decent memorial has to take place nearly four months after his death unlike his contemporaries. I have researched Jehovah's witnesses rules or doctrine and I did not come across anything that stated that it is mandatory to be cremated let alone so swiftly after an autopsy has taken place. This is so upsetting. I turned that man into a friend, and a brother to me and like so many others, I did not know him personally. I had to cope with his loss. I don't care if another song is not released from the vault. I care that he has been discarded by his family and the only concern is, who gets what. Thank you for all you made me feel, Prince. Thank you for being someone I admired. R.I.P.


I don't believe he was a Jehovah Witness anymore. One of his recent songs said f**ck the congregation. I do hate the fact that his body was burned .
I asked Prince what he was planning to do. He told me , I'm going to look for the ladder. I asked him what that meant. All he said was, sometimes it snows in April. - book D.M.S.R.
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Reply #1882 posted 06/16/16 9:29pm

nursev

flipper1960 said:



i don’t do social media, no twitter, no Facebook, no instagram, i just don’t want to know so much about everybody else, and visa versa. so if you had told me 6 months ago, i would be writing a post for a prince fan page i would have laughed…today i am not laughing, very much the opposite, i can not stop crying, i can not count the times i have cried since april 21st.

i experience death several times a month, related to my occupation and always feel empathy, but very very rarely cry, i am not a crier…but now i cry many times every day, and sometimes even still a deep painful sob…who am i?

i was a prince fan back in the beginning, i came from an area of the country that is pretty conservative and i not only related to his music, i related to his people, i felt like these were my people, i looked like them and felt like them. i bought all of the albums and listened to them a lot, my daughter who is now an adult can sing along with all the old stuff, so prince stamped her as well. my daughters father has never been in the picture, she told me the other day, “when i get married, you (i am her mom) will do the father daughter dance with me, and of course it will be prince”… so now, i am crying again at the thought of that day. i did think of prince over the years, in his amazing paisley park that i had made up in my mind, as i had never seen a picture of it. and i bought tickets to see him in 2002, but my father died the day of the concert, and so i never saw prince. as i got older and busier an life gets exhausting, i lost touch with my posse in minneapolis. early on there was no real way to keep up with him as unitl 2001 i did not have internet. anyway i never googled him or looked at photos or videos. I would hear things here an there about him and the last thing i remember seeing was his stunning passport photo. until…

april 21st 2016, just another day in my somewhat crappy, sometimes wonderful life. my kid and i were deep in our storage locker cleaning out stuff to take to the dump. i was literally up on top of a pile of stuff at the very back corner when my phone rang, it was my ex husband. we are friendly and talk often, but i was busy and did not want to talk, i let it ring a few times, but picked up anyway, he said “ did you hear prince died?”…what…standing on a pile of junk…prince? i told my kid, she had the same reaction the entire world had, but at this point it was really truly disbelief, so of course, we asked the internet, is prince dead? the first thing to pop up was a headline saying prince’s death is a hoax, oh my god, relief flushed over me. by this time, really only a few minutes after i had heard the news, we were on the way to the dump with a big load of trash. we were googling and asking suri all the way, and the only people that said is was true was tmz… we pulled into the dump, it was super busy, tons of huge trucks and industrial size back hoes, we backed up to off load our stuff, and the radio started to play purple rain…oh no…we sat in the truck for a minute, and i had to fight back tears for the first time in a very long time, i can not cry for a celebrity i told myself. we got out of the truck, turned up the radio as loud as it would go and within a few minutes all of the noise and chaos had stopped and all of those people stood quietly listening to purple rain blare from my truck radio, princes mournful crying at the end felt like a jab to my heart, and tears blew from my eyes… and then the radio said prince was…..i can not type the word.

and since that day i have been a different person and have no explanation as to why? his passing is sad for the entire world, for obvious reasons, but why am i grieving like this, i still do not know. since he has past i have spent pretty much every evening looking and listening to prince, and it is all mesmerizing, deeply emotional, and so so sad.

i have not been in a relationship for a long time, and i have always been fine with that, i am a very self sufficient person, and have always had the attitude of, if i meet someone that blows me away enough to spend my life with them great, but if not, i am 100% happy being single…but now i am lonely.

so in closing i want to thank you all for listening, and thank you prince so so deeply for all you have done for me, and something in your passing has slapped me in the face and said get out of your house and live your life again. and that is what i am doing, through my tears.

[Edited 6/15/16 18:23pm]

[Edited 6/16/16 5:57am]

Beautiful

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Reply #1883 posted 06/18/16 4:10am

tharrowp

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!

What a beautiful post and testament to the impact that Prince had on so many.. I did not know that he had so very many fans all around the world. I wonder if he ever really knew

the impact that his music had on so very many people. Music can be a blessing from God when used in the right way. I have so many memories as a child listening to "When Doves Cry" like

a zillion times on my cassette recorder.. His music made me smile and makes me remember the wonderful childhood I was blessed to have.. You won't be forgotten Prince.

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My personal tribute to the man and the legend of Prince.. https://www.facebook.com/...547030005/

Thank you for the inspiration!!!!

April will never be the same..

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nursev said:

flipper1960 said:



i don’t do social media, no twitter, no Facebook, no instagram, i just don’t want to know so much about everybody else, and visa versa. so if you had told me 6 months ago, i would be writing a post for a prince fan page i would have laughed…today i am not laughing, very much the opposite, i can not stop crying, i can not count the times i have cried since april 21st.

i experience death several times a month, related to my occupation and always feel empathy, but very very rarely cry, i am not a crier…but now i cry many times every day, and sometimes even still a deep painful sob…who am i?

i was a prince fan back in the beginning, i came from an area of the country that is pretty conservative and i not only related to his music, i related to his people, i felt like these were my people, i looked like them and felt like them. i bought all of the albums and listened to them a lot, my daughter who is now an adult can sing along with all the old stuff, so prince stamped her as well. my daughters father has never been in the picture, she told me the other day, “when i get married, you (i am her mom) will do the father daughter dance with me, and of course it will be prince”… so now, i am crying again at the thought of that day. i did think of prince over the years, in his amazing paisley park that i had made up in my mind, as i had never seen a picture of it. and i bought tickets to see him in 2002, but my father died the day of the concert, and so i never saw prince. as i got older and busier an life gets exhausting, i lost touch with my posse in minneapolis. early on there was no real way to keep up with him as unitl 2001 i did not have internet. anyway i never googled him or looked at photos or videos. I would hear things here an there about him and the last thing i remember seeing was his stunning passport photo. until…

april 21st 2016, just another day in my somewhat crappy, sometimes wonderful life. my kid and i were deep in our storage locker cleaning out stuff to take to the dump. i was literally up on top of a pile of stuff at the very back corner when my phone rang, it was my ex husband. we are friendly and talk often, but i was busy and did not want to talk, i let it ring a few times, but picked up anyway, he said “ did you hear prince died?”…what…standing on a pile of junk…prince? i told my kid, she had the same reaction the entire world had, but at this point it was really truly disbelief, so of course, we asked the internet, is prince dead? the first thing to pop up was a headline saying prince’s death is a hoax, oh my god, relief flushed over me. by this time, really only a few minutes after i had heard the news, we were on the way to the dump with a big load of trash. we were googling and asking suri all the way, and the only people that said is was true was tmz… we pulled into the dump, it was super busy, tons of huge trucks and industrial size back hoes, we backed up to off load our stuff, and the radio started to play purple rain…oh no…we sat in the truck for a minute, and i had to fight back tears for the first time in a very long time, i can not cry for a celebrity i told myself. we got out of the truck, turned up the radio as loud as it would go and within a few minutes all of the noise and chaos had stopped and all of those people stood quietly listening to purple rain blare from my truck radio, princes mournful crying at the end felt like a jab to my heart, and tears blew from my eyes… and then the radio said prince was…..i can not type the word.

and since that day i have been a different person and have no explanation as to why? his passing is sad for the entire world, for obvious reasons, but why am i grieving like this, i still do not know. since he has past i have spent pretty much every evening looking and listening to prince, and it is all mesmerizing, deeply emotional, and so so sad.

i have not been in a relationship for a long time, and i have always been fine with that, i am a very self sufficient person, and have always had the attitude of, if i meet someone that blows me away enough to spend my life with them great, but if not, i am 100% happy being single…but now i am lonely.

so in closing i want to thank you all for listening, and thank you prince so so deeply for all you have done for me, and something in your passing has slapped me in the face and said get out of your house and live your life again. and that is what i am doing, through my tears.

[Edited 6/15/16 18:23pm]

[Edited 6/16/16 5:57am]

Beautiful

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Reply #1884 posted 06/19/16 11:45am

Linda1974

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Beautiful post Flipper1960!

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I am also new on the org (I'm from the Netherlands, I'm 41 so I grew up with Prince)

I have registered myself on his birthday!

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Still sad sad miss him....

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So what to do on a boring sunday?

Listen, dance and sing all day to Prince cool (after training my horse early in the morning)

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That just made my day, BIG smile on my face! And burned a 1000 calories by dancing razz

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Hey Prince, Thanks for all the great songs heart

My playlist today:

Adore

Alphabet Street

America

Anna Stesia LIVE

AnotherLoverHolenYoHead LIVE Detroit

Baby I'm A Star

Bambi

Beautiful Ones

Beautiful Strange

Blues In C (If I Had A Harem) LIVE

BLUES IN G LIVE

Bob George (Live)

Call my name

Chelsea Rogers

Colonized Mind

Computer Blue

Condition of the heart

Controversy

Cool - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough LIVE

Cream

The Cross [Live Dortmund 1988]

Darling Nikki

Da Bourgeoisie

Delirious & Jack U Off & Sister LIVE

DMSR

Do Me, Baby

Dorothy Parker LIVE

Dreamer

Empty Room (LIVE)

Endorphinmachine

Erotic City

Everlasting Now LIVE

Forever In My Life LIVE

Fury

Girls & Boys

Gold

The Greatest Romance Ever Sold LIVE

Guitar

HEAD

HIDE THE BONE

Holy River

Horny Toad

Hot Thing LIVE

Housequake LIVE

How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore

I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

Sign 'O' The Times

I Feel For You

I Wanna Be Your Lover

I Would Die for U

If I Was Your Girlfriend LIVE

Insatiable

International Lover

It’s Gonna Be a Beautiful Night LIVE

Jack u off

Joy In Repetition (LIVE Piano Version)

Kiss

The Ladder LIVE

Lady Cab Driver

LET'S GO CRAZY

Let's Work (7" Single Version)

Little Red Corvette

Screwdriver

A Love Bizarre

Love Or $

Money Don't Matter 2 Night

Moonbeam Levels

The Morning Papers LIVE

The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

Mountains

Musicology Live

Mutiny LIVE

Nothing Compares 2 U LIVE

Old Friends 4 Sale [unreleased version]

Partyman

Peach

Play in the Sunshine LIVE

Prettyman LIVE

Purple Rain

The Ride LIVE

Scandalous

Sexy M.F.

She's Always In My Hair

Sign 'O' The Times

Slow Love LIVE

Sometimes It Snows In April

Starfish and Coffee

Strange Relationship LIVE

Take Me With You

U Got The Look

U Gotta Shake Something LIVE

We Can Funk

When Doves Cry

When I Lay My Hands on You LIVE Jazz Version

When Will We B Paid

When you were mine (Live)

Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?

Zannalee

Raspberry Beret

1+1+1=3 LIVE

7

1999

Soft and Wet

And.... I watched SOTT and Lovesexy Tour (Dortmund 1988) headbang

Forever in My Life....
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Reply #1885 posted 06/19/16 2:18pm

oldsoulonearth

hey Linda,

great playlist !

i discovered "betcha by golly wow" the other day on youtube - my 3 kids (2-5-8) are singing along eek

but 4 me, i cannot play "sometimes it snows"... yet cry

ps : i am from belgium

@ everyone : Prince has teached me in my live, to be aware of my feelings, my inner-self

now he continues to do so by his music ...i feel your grief 2 !

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Reply #1886 posted 06/20/16 9:38am

OnlyNDaUsa

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almost 2 months...is there a way to keep this open?

I stand with Ben and the Moderators!
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Reply #1887 posted 06/20/16 10:12am

Linda1974

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oldsoulonearth said:

hey Linda,

great playlist !

i discovered "betcha by golly wow" the other day on youtube - my 3 kids (2-5-8) are singing along eek

but 4 me, i cannot https://www.youtube.com/w...L4LmTzg... yet cry

ps : i am from belgium

@ everyone : Prince has teached me in my live, to be aware of my feelings, my inner-self

now he continues to do so by his music ...i feel your grief 2 !

Everytime I listen to Sometimes It Snows In April, I still get emotional (wet eyes) neutral

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I think that feeling will never go away.... Such a beautifull song with (now) al lot of memories.

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You're a wonderful mom, teaching your kids about Prince thumbs up! smart kids!

Forever in My Life....
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Reply #1888 posted 06/20/16 12:36pm

BillieBalloon

Flipper1960
Your post is very moving and honest

Being a prince fan and then dealing with the sense of loss and how you related it to your life is something you touched on that many can understand. Just being his fans and how we grew up with him there..ever present.. showing us a world of possibilities. It's difficult to explain what he meant as it's so multi dimensional and this is the person he was, and the pain itself has many layers too. Also I felt your grief..just know that we're all here together in our loss.

:hug:
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Baby, you're a star.

Meet me in another world, space and joy
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