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Reply #60 posted 04/26/16 10:29am

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Ok, add impatient to my list too. I'm ready for the autopsy results already so that all the lies that are flying around can cease.

I will forever love and miss you...my sweet Prince.
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Reply #61 posted 04/26/16 11:04am

morningsong

The complete heavy feeling is easing but the rubberband around my heart seems to be getting tighter almost like a panic-y feeling. Probably bracing again for what's to come.

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Reply #62 posted 04/26/16 11:09am

tiara195

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Yesterday I was in an accepting state, I even said to myself I am accepting that Prince isn't here anymore.(that's how I have to dress it up to myself because I can't say died I hate that word right now)I'm trying to find something positive in this situation but it is extremely hard. Today I woke up depressed and angry like why him? I didn't think it would be this tough but it really is and what's worst is, I have to walk around like everything is okay because the people around won't and don't understand what I'm going through. All I can keep saying is it will get better with time and maybe it was just his time. I'm really just hurt and usually when I'm dealing with something emotional I listen to Prince. There are just a slough of emotions and I am looking for answers and peace to deal with the situation.
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Reply #63 posted 04/26/16 11:09am

jjam

Denial is still within me. It just doesn't seem to make any sense, especially as he performed in Atlanta a week before his passing. I'm also angry at the fact that he died alone and probably could have been saved if he was with someone - I hate that he was probably in that lift all night. Just hideous to think about...

I'm also quite angry with him too smile I really wish he'd taken the time to recuperate properly after whatever happened when he went to hospital 10 days ago.

I knew I'd be in bits when Prince died - but I would never have expected him to go so young. This is really hard. It really does feel like a close family member passing. Just horrible and sad to think that we'll never experience the overwhelming joy of seeing him live again.

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Reply #64 posted 04/26/16 11:14am

panpac777

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Depression and MAJOR ANGOR AND ANXIETY!

MAD AS HELL!

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Reply #65 posted 04/26/16 11:28am

MissMarySharon

I think it's so good that all different experiences and emotions are being embraced and supported here. It makes me feel less alone with it, and that if it gets really bad, I can maybe post here and know there are others out there who get it.

I feel bad because I have never really posted too much on the org before...I was a pretty manic/highly knowledgeable fan back in the day, but then life took me in other directions, and sometimes I felt I couldn't really contribute or didn't have the knowledge to comment on some of his later shows/releases etc. It's actually only now he's died that I realise I have never stopped loving him or his work, and the true impact of his life on mine has been revealed to me. He has been the soundtrack of my days for over 30 years. I always kept an eye on what he was doing, basically he was just always there, and I still can't get my head around the fact that he has gone.

I hope better days will come for everyone soon. My heart goes out to you. We can do this. xx grouphug

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Reply #66 posted 04/26/16 11:38am

molissab

Bohemian67 said:

Complete denial Thursday

Depression Friday, Sat, Sunday

First 'normal' day Monday

Tuesday morning tears again and anger has just progressed since then. I am angry at him mostly. For not staying in hospital on the Friday he made an emergency landing and then making such light of everything the following weekend.

.

Yes. I am really angry right now and it feels real good swearing about it.

Explained well and I am right there with you. I had a fairly functional day yesterday, but I am having a rough day today. I am in a combination of depression and anger. Sitting in my office crying with the door shut.

I need to pull myself together. The library where I am a librarian/supervisor is about to do a program for adults with disabailities. I read about the concert that Prince did for special needs kids in the 1980s, I need to honor his work.

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Reply #67 posted 04/26/16 12:06pm

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I'm past denial as the initial shock has passed...I move between bargaining and depression (approaching anger)...I'm still mainly heartbroken and sadder than I can remember in a very long time...inconsolable almost as I can't find comfort in anyone or anything yet...hearing his voice, seeing his image, reading the news are still like daggers piercing my heart, turning my stomach, causing an explosion of tears...I'm restless and unable to get my usual tasks and chores done at home, but somehow muddle my way thru work. I went on a shopping binge in the days immediately following the terrible news as that's sort of my crutch these days when I'm lost and it hurts to just be. Which is another whole issue...my husband has been patient as I have told him in the past that despite there being no chance in hell this would happen if Prince came calling I would leave him in a hot minute (no hard feelings). My husband said of course and with his blessing wink So he sort of gets it, but thinks it's time to get over it. I'm not even close yet sad
It's a hurtful place, the world, in and of itself. We don't need to add to it. We all need one another. ~ PRN
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Reply #68 posted 04/26/16 12:50pm

Shockedelicus

Grog said:

Let's face it, we're all going through at least one of these stages of grief and will likely continue to do so for quite some time. I think it's healthy to identify where you are and deal with the reality of your specific stage or stages. This link could be useful:http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/mental-health-coping-with-grief

There are other sources out there as well. I am glad we are all here for each other (We need love4oneanother, y'all, love4oneanother).

Peace,

Grog

I've accepted it. As much as he meant to me, I didn't know him. He didn't fear death as much as the rest of us and he left behind hundreds of unreleased songs for a reason.

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Reply #69 posted 04/26/16 3:08pm

SPYZFAN1

When the news broke out on Thursday I was in shock and denial. I was angry all day on Friday..not to the point where I was snapping at people, but just angry over the circumstance. Questioning "why and how?"..then the depression set in...By the weekend I spent some time with my family discussing P, his music, his life and all of the fun memories attached. I can say it actually helped the sadness level go down...As of today, I'm starting to get out of the depression and I'm easing into acceptance....I'm still heartbroken but that's not going to bring him back. All I (and the fams) can do is celebrate him and his legacy. And I'm real thankful for the org.

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Reply #70 posted 04/26/16 3:10pm

Erika2k8

You're not alone. Millions around the world feel as you do. I do.

Recently, I have had interaction with some members of his current band and past members - they appreciate the love from the fans and agree that Prince would want to be celebrated, he loved to party. I try to think of him less as the man dead on an elevator, to a man who was alive. The Prince I remember.

I think the best way we can honour Prince is to live our best life and put nothing off. In his interview with Mel B, he said ''he'll celebrate the day he dies." Most likely because it is the start of a new life, a new journey. Affecting change from a different level. He knew he was loved, maybe not like this, but I believe that love never goes. It lingers on, celebrate him, smile for him. Cry - your human. Get it out. He meant alot to you, he meant alot to me. But would Prince want any of us who loved him and gave our time and love to him and his shows to be upset? I don't think so. But time will hopefully heal us all. I believe it is healing me.

alphastreet said:

Erika2k8 said:

I'M flirting between denial and acceptance. I can't believe he is physically gone, but I believe he's somewhere special. Still reigning but now closer to the maker.

Been to paisley park, seen him perform numerous times in London, Uk. Interviewed people very close to him - it is shock to everyone. He was my idol, I came to this site 07/08 and grew my prince fandom here...I am just shocked but will go on. He has influenced me greately. And the world.

more here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEnffcaEFu6/?taken-by=prophets_of_rock

That sounds a lot like me, between denial and acceptance. I had a brush with anger, followed by sadness a few days ago, blaming the industry for being responsible and crying when reading about the cremation, but have calmed down since.

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Reply #71 posted 04/26/16 5:08pm

prplpassion

MissMarySharon said:

Depression. I feel worse today following a better day yesterday. A deep sadness and sense of loss. Have low energy and don't want to talk to people in daily life. Just want to be in quiet places.

Im with you, I want to be alone, I dont want anyone near me. Im also angry, I seem to be directing it at others who have no idea what Im angry about.

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Reply #72 posted 04/26/16 5:16pm

TrivialPursuit

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Grog said:

Let's face it, we're all going through at least one of these stages of grief and will likely continue to do so for quite some time. I think it's healthy to identify where you are and deal with the reality of your specific stage or stages. This link could be useful:http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/mental-health-coping-with-grief

There are other sources out there as well. I am glad we are all here for each other (We need love4oneanother, y'all, love4oneanother).

Peace,

Grog

Depressed, Angry. Sometimes, I've forgotten he's gone. I'm at the point where I can watch his videos, and I get so lost in these performances etc that people are uploading, that I forget he's gone. Then it hits me, and I get depressed. I've been bawling all weekend.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #73 posted 04/26/16 5:29pm

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I was angry when I found out he was alone but then I told myself, well he wasn't really alone. His mom, dad, son, and those other loved ones who had preceded him were right there with him as he was being promoted to glory. I know that might not be the way many think of it, but I truly believe that all my loved ones who have passed will be there to take my hand and lead me to the Throne when my time comes to be called home. As an old saying goes, to us, he is gone too soon; but, to the Almighty, he is right on time.


Now, I'm in the acceptance stage. He was needed more somewhere else so when the Almighty called for him, he just moved onto the next destination. I think I will finally be at peace when the reason that caused his sudden departure is finally revealed. He's immortal and nothing can ever change that for me. For 25 years, he made me go through every emotion imaginable with his music and his career decisions...only someone you love can make you feel that much and I will love that man until I'm called home. Death is an inevitable part of life and I like to believe that there is something beautiful awaiting us in the next life if we are good people. Be kind to everyone and live everyday to the fullest...that's what Prince did with every re-invention of his style and his music. He truly was something special.

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Prince Rogers Nelson
Sunrise: June 7, 1958
Sunset: April 21, 2016
~My Heart Loudly Weeps

"My Creativity Is My Life." ~ Prince

Life is merely a dress rehearsal for eternity.
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Reply #74 posted 04/26/16 5:50pm

SteelPulse1

These days I don't wanna wake up everything is fucked everybody sux
I don't really know why but I wanna justify rippin'someone's head off
No human contact dont interact
Just stay away motherfucker theres gonna be a ton of these days!!
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Reply #75 posted 04/26/16 6:04pm

leecaldon

Denial.

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Reply #76 posted 04/26/16 6:10pm

GetOfFunk

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Definitely in Denial, I had too much losses in my life to accept that even my beloved prince is gone. I'm listening his music, looking for new boots...just as before, waiting for his next album.
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Reply #77 posted 04/26/16 6:10pm

xLiberiangirl

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Denial for a lot of days, now slowly feeling depression. it's starting to kick in, right now i just feel really lonely too and just empty. don't know, just feel bit lost right now.

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Reply #78 posted 04/26/16 6:16pm

1contessa

Depression, emptiness, a little anger seeping in, still some unbelief, no acceptance yet. He messed up my world when he went away.

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Reply #79 posted 04/26/16 6:40pm

wouldntulove2l
oveme

Acceptance at this point. Prince was a human being just like all of us. He had an amazing gift given by God. We should thank God for the gift he gave to us, not just in Prince, but in all those around us. I think where Prince excelled was in his devotion to cultivating and developing his gifts and using them to enrich the lives of so many others around him. We all have similar God given gifts, it's how we choose to use them to impact and effect change positively.

"Though I am dead grieve not for me with tears
think not of death with sorrowing and tears;
I am so near that every tear you shed
touches and tortures me, though you think me dead.

But when you laugh and sing in glad delight,
my soul is lifted upward to the light.
Laugh and be glad for all that life is giving
and I, though dead, will share your joy in living."

Unknown Author

If a man is considered guilty
For what goes on in his mind
Then give me the electric chair
For all my future crimes"
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Reply #80 posted 04/26/16 6:48pm

1contessa

wouldntulove2loveme said:

Acceptance at this point. Prince was a human being just like all of us. He had an amazing gift given by God. We should thank God for the gift he gave to us, not just in Prince, but in all those around us. I think where Prince excelled was in his devotion to cultivating and developing his gifts and using them to enrich the lives of so many others around him. We all have similar God given gifts, it's how we choose to use them to impact and effect change positively.

"Though I am dead grieve not for me with tears
think not of death with sorrowing and tears;
I am so near that every tear you shed
touches and tortures me, though you think me dead.

But when you laugh and sing in glad delight,
my soul is lifted upward to the light.
Laugh and be glad for all that life is giving
and I, though dead, will share your joy in living."

Unknown Author

You are so right.....that was beautiful and true!

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Reply #81 posted 04/26/16 7:30pm

luvsexy4all

glad i had a GREAT ride since 1983 till now....some fans werent there since then...they cant fully appreciate what fans such as myself have been thru.....but i am blessed to have lived it

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Reply #82 posted 04/26/16 7:54pm

SanDiegoFunkDa
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just total sadness because of how he died. He lived alone in that massive complex and died in his elevator. Nobody was around to help him. He always wrote songs about wanting to be loved cry

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Reply #83 posted 04/26/16 7:57pm

glamgrl6

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Denial and depression
2016 has been a very rough year for me personally. I've lost 2 family members and 4 close friends since January and Prince's music has always been my cushion my comfort for me to bounce back and accept all these losses. But now with him being gone, it gutted my core - I can't listen to anything. I just need more time to get to acceptance
Eye Wish u Love, Eye Wish U Heaven
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Reply #84 posted 04/26/16 7:58pm

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Depression. I was doing a live broadcast this past Friday in which I did a tribute to Prince. Never in my 20 years of broadcasting have I ever done this but I broke down and cried live on the air. I didn't care who heard it but I could no longer hold on to my emotions. My God... my heart is aching!

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Reply #85 posted 04/26/16 8:23pm

MonsterZeroTwo

A combination of denial and acceptance.

So contradictory, but you would understand.

Since, my own life has been very surreal.
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Reply #86 posted 04/26/16 8:30pm

MonsterZeroTwo

I have a show tomorrow. With my band. I simply asked for it Friday afternoon after I put my 2 weeks in. The past 2 days at work I see the fear in the eyes of my lead and my supervisor, that me and another co-worker are leaving. I just want to give an awesome performance. Like he would. Im not trying to promote my own show, but I guess if anything, Prince's death has made me super aware of my own mortality, as stupid or cliche as that sounds. Ive been trying for 10 years to "make it" but I guess I never tried. So now I have to. We can all die any day. So why be "stuck" somewhere miserable? Somewhere you don't want to be. Somewhere you aren't happy? No. This has always been the plan. Music.

I guess I'm trying to channel Prince as courage. He was never afraid. Find some kind of positivity in all this.
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Reply #87 posted 04/26/16 9:15pm

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Between denial and acceptance. I accept that he has died, but I still can't really believe it. I thought he would continue releasing records and performing well into his eighties. It wasn't meant to be though, apparently. neutral

same...

today i had my radio show (i named it Musicology since last semester at school) so of course I play Prince tracks every now and then. I have my show on Tuesdays so today I did the whole 2 hours of Prince songs...and proteges and artists that he influenced and that he was influenced, etc. I was doing fine on-air and playing his music but it wasn't til I had the song "Fathers Song" playing in the background when I got on-air that I was trying to fight back the tears.

I got a lot of requests which was great! I get about one or two requests almost every show but today since the hurt was still raw from listeners I got about 4.

Love God. Love Music. Love Life.
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Reply #88 posted 04/26/16 9:30pm

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First of all hi everyone, I'm new here. I made an account the day that Prince passed and no I am not some bandwagon fan that just joined the fandom now that he's gone. I have been a huge fan since I was 11 years old. I'm 17 now. I had made an account here years ago but somebody decided to start trolling me and my computer would always freeze on this site so I stopped coming here.

Anyways now that I've introduced myself I just want to say that I am still in the Denial stage of grief. I keep seeing so many articles and news videos about Prince and I keep thinking "Wow it's so cool that Prince is on TV and everyone's talking about him!" but then I remember why sad

I mean it doesn't even make sense to me. When I found out what happened I screamed and started crying my heart out. Then I stopped. I kept thinking to myself "No this can't be real, this has to be some kind of hoax. I bet Prince is gonna come out on Twitter any moment and start making fun of the press or something". I've cried four more times since then but it's only for like 20-30 seconds. It hasn't sunk in to me yet that he's gone.

I feel very numb and I also feel very angry. I'm very angry because no one seems to care about him, at least in my world (social media). I've already made an idiot out of myself and started dissing other artists and people that I socialize with online. I even started a huge fight with someone on Facebook because of an artist that I said something negative about. I'm a huge freaking mess right now.

"I was here in the beginning and I'll be here forever more"
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Reply #89 posted 04/26/16 11:43pm

Bohemian67

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molissab said:

Bohemian67 said:

Complete denial Thursday

Depression Friday, Sat, Sunday

First 'normal' day Monday

Tuesday morning tears again and anger has just progressed since then. I am angry at him mostly. For not staying in hospital on the Friday he made an emergency landing and then making such light of everything the following weekend.

.

Yes. I am really angry right now and it feels real good swearing about it.

Explained well and I am right there with you. I had a fairly functional day yesterday, but I am having a rough day today. I am in a combination of depression and anger. Sitting in my office crying with the door shut.

I need to pull myself together. The library where I am a librarian/supervisor is about to do a program for adults with disabailities. I read about the concert that Prince did for special needs kids in the 1980s, I need to honor his work.

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Prince was always about "Love 4 one another". Your work honours humanity just as his did. Strength and hope sent your way from me. grouphug It's the needing to pull yourself together (life demands) that's so hard when we feel so gutted. I'm gonna listen to what I always considered 'angry' Prince music today. Like the Black Album. Second time ever. Just to knock of the edge and be annoyed. Anger helps soften the pain. Weirdly enough....

"Free URself, B the best that U can B, 3rd Apartment from the Sun, nothing left to fear" Prince Rogers Nelson - Forever in my Life -
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