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Reply #180 posted 05/03/16 6:31pm

Genesia

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perfume said:

Acceptance. Grateful for the ride.



This. What other choice is there?
We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #181 posted 05/03/16 6:44pm

vandeluca

I have not felt anger..At first it was disbelief. I was sad and upset, but it was almost like a bad dream. I think that the reality for me set in this week. I felt EXTREMELY sad since this past weekend. Extememe diesappointment that this person is no longer here to create. I know it sounds weird (to most, except you guys here(, but I feel a void.

One thing though: It's real. I have no choice but to accept. I am thankful and VERY grateful that I was able o expereince 70s to present with him/music. I feel very fortunate to have seen him live many times, have great music, great memories, met friends. And now, sadly in death, am able to see and hear some stuff I had forgotten about or never saw. So my feeling now is acceptance, very sad, but grateful for the real time experience sad

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Reply #182 posted 05/04/16 1:06am

COI

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Haven't been here in a while. Glad it's here. I find myself listening to songs and saying "Man I wish he would perform this one and that one." Then I remember he can't perform them anymore. I guess I am in a stage of Forgetlessness. I cannot forget him and tend to treat him as he is here knowing he is gone. Maybe like him, I tend to break the rules. I don't have to have any of the conventional stages. The 5 stages don't work for me.

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Reply #183 posted 05/04/16 1:25am

LIBRA

Still dealing!

Pissed at how he went out though!

Everybody's lookin 4 the ladder, it's in the garage
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Reply #184 posted 05/04/16 1:57am

NorthC

Libra, I just want to say that I like your signature! biggrin
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Reply #185 posted 05/04/16 2:08am

rainbowchild

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Still in denial. sad
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

"Am I black or white? Am I straight or gay?"

"We had fun, didn't we?"
-Prince (1958-2016) 4ever in my life
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Reply #186 posted 05/04/16 3:40am

Guitarhero

Still depressed sad

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Reply #187 posted 05/04/16 4:47am

gollygirl

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I am still crying sometime every day, and depressed and anxiety attacks - struggling with it all - and feeling isolated with it. My family have had enough of it so I have to keep it in now. There is a big hole, and I have no idea how to fill it.

Thank you Prince for every note you left behind 💜
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Reply #188 posted 05/04/16 5:52am

isobelfq

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I am still crying sometime every day, and depressed and anxiety attacks - struggling with it all - and feeling isolated with it. My family have had enough of it so I have to keep it in now. There is a big hole, and I have no idea how to fill it.

You don't have to keep it in. come here and let it all out. We need to be here for one another.

Join me under the waterfall
Climb the rainbow tree

love is my color when I am shown love in return
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Reply #189 posted 05/04/16 5:55am

tmo1965

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'll have to read the definitions of the stages. All I know is that I've been waking up in the middle of the night, every night, since Prince died.

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Reply #190 posted 05/04/16 6:56am

starfysh

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tmo1965 said:

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'll have to read the definitions of the stages. All I know is that I've been waking up in the middle of the night, every night, since Prince died.

I too have been waking up in the middle of the night every night. I think of him, and then remember what happened, and my thoughts kind of go in circles trying to grasp it. I think I'm having dreams of him, and that's when I wake up. Reading about his having an appointment with a doctor the next day is making it really hard all over again because it didn't have to happen. The thought of not even his body being here anymore makes it even more final, if that's possible. Listening to his music has helped. xx

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Reply #191 posted 05/04/16 11:13am

tish9311

With the new reports out I am between depression and anger. I was relly working toward acceptance but since I don't know what happened I will hang out here till we get the final word.

Beautiful, Loved and Blessed

Thank You Prince
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Reply #192 posted 05/04/16 11:17am

OldFriends4Sal
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My anger now is directed at so many seemingly stupid alleged Prince fans

we can control it hear but the idiocracy on FB is just making me boil

#ALBUMSSTILLMATTER
https://prince.org/msg/7/464433 9.24.2020
if you ever try the lotus position
Try it while you're being strangled
Do U understand what I'm saying?
#IDEFINEME
It’s unloving and selfish to be easily offended
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Reply #193 posted 05/04/16 11:19am

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OldFriends4Sale said:

My anger now is directed at so many seemingly stupid alleged Prince fans

we can control it hear but the idiocracy on FB is just making me boil

hug Breathe and let it go. You already said it - idiots.

I am flitting inbetween them all. One moment I am angry, then sad then in denial then think ho hum. Accetance. I keep saying it - I don't care about no more new songs .... I lived to see him sad

Whatever you heard about me is true
I change the rules and do what I wanna do
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Reply #194 posted 05/04/16 1:19pm

MissMarySharon

I thought I was doing ok but today's news has knocked me right back again. I don't think I'll ever be able to accept it, I can only work on learning to live with it. Friends have been very kind, but after a week they aren't asking me how I am any more or calling to check on me. They've got busy lives and that's fine, and I can't explain to them how much he meant to me, people outside of it just don't understand.

I am getting great comfort from listening to his music and watching some of his stuff on YouTube and DVD. At those moments it's like he's still here. I can sleep when I go to bed, but am going very late, I sit up looking online, searching around for some answers to it all. Going to try and get to bed earlier tonight, I have to start somewhere with finding a coping strategy.

My thoughts with everyone here - I have to believe it will get easier in time.
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Reply #195 posted 05/06/16 1:13pm

anotherfan

anger!

singing McCartney's "let it be".

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Reply #196 posted 05/06/16 1:40pm

ivey0126

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anotherfan said:

anger!

singing McCartney's "let it be".

I thought i was doing ok. I was listening to most of my Prince collection at work when Little Red Corvette started. For some reason it hit me like a bullet in the chest, He's gone. No I'm pretty much flip flopping through denial and depression

How beautiful do the words have 2 be
Before they conquer every heart?
How will U know if I'm even in the right key
If U make me stop before I start?
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Reply #197 posted 05/06/16 1:46pm

jcurley

Grief and isolation. People think it's weird like a Diana thing. However prince was a religious figure almost to me. He deserved so much more..even tho I guess he was generally doing ok .
The point is whether ridiculous or not, I felt I cared and loved him as a person. It is true grief for me
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Reply #198 posted 05/06/16 2:09pm

anotherfan

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It is true grief for me

Yes!

It is isolating too off of these boards. I feel I need to hide my tears and pain everywhere else.

ivey hug

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Reply #199 posted 05/06/16 2:28pm

Dreamer20ten

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I was thinking about starting a thread on this..definitely deep in mourning but I feel an anger starting. Angry that he was alone at death, angry that such a loved person was potentially neglected. Angry that a few days earlier he was unresponsive on the plane and rushed to emergency and yet allowed to go home. Where was his guardian? Who was looking out for him? How could he die alone? It didn't need to happen, it's wrong, and I'm angry as well as deeply upset. He was too young.

I only just came here for the first time since that horrible news changed my life. Started reading this thread and already the first reply is EXACTLY how I feel: I am deeply sad, not a day has gone by without crying at some point, his loss is immeasurable. But also from the beginning I was in disbelief and dispair over him being alone that night! I always thought that he could still be with us if he was not alone! And that has been tormenting me already before we heard the recent news of the plans for the doctor to see him! (which makes it all even worse ... just a day earlier and maybe he would have gotten the help he needed and he could still be here with us for many many years)

I definitely cannot ever accept this! He should not have been alone! I feel this could have been prevented and it makes me wanna scream, that fate is so cruel and unfair!! How can that precious human being be gone??? I'll never accept the circumstances. He was way too young!! sad

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Reply #200 posted 05/06/16 2:28pm

DarlingKris

Doing alot better than I was the past few days. Kind of accepting it but not really

Forever In My Life, forever in my heart. I love you Prince Rogers Nelson heart
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Reply #201 posted 05/06/16 2:41pm

FunkiestOne

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I knew would be rough when Prince passed away, but I didn't expect it to be this bad. I was coming to terms with it all a few days ago, but this news that he was just hours away from being saved has royally mindf*cked me and I keep thinking why didn't this or that happen and he would still be here and I would be seeing him in concert more. I think about him every night when I lay down to go to sleep. I can't help it. An he pops into my head many times during the day. Just can't seem to totally come to terms with it all.

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Reply #202 posted 05/06/16 2:51pm

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Acceptance, a little bit of burnout on all the coverage and a little bit of anger about the moral anti drug crusaders capitalizing on his death to lecture from on high. Some politician is going to sponso The Prince Act of 2016 or some shit, cracking down pain medicine and unknowingly driving more people to heroin while, at the same time, making it impossible for people who really benefit from these medicines to procure them.

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Reply #203 posted 05/06/16 3:26pm

CherryMoon57

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FunkiestOne said:

I knew would be rough when Prince passed away, but I didn't expect it to be this bad. I was coming to terms with it all a few days ago, but this news that he was just hours away from being saved has royally mindf*cked me and I keep thinking why didn't this or that happen and he would still be here and I would be seeing him in concert more. I think about him every night when I lay down to go to sleep. I can't help it. Ane pops into my head many times during the day. Just can't seem to totally come to terms with all of it and get some clsure.


I am feeling exactely the same right now. I thought I was starting to get a little better this week, and I guess I was, but after listening to his music and watching some videos of him tonight, I just can't accept it. I too feel angry because we all failed to see that he was in trouble. sad

Life Matters
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Reply #204 posted 05/06/16 3:30pm

MendesCity

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Well into acceptance - but I get a little twinge of deep sadness here and there.

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Reply #205 posted 05/06/16 3:57pm

homesquid

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Indifference. It's odd. I feel no emotion about his death like I did for MJ and Bowie and I'm about as big a fan of Prince as those two. Don't get me wrong. I wish he was still walking the earth but I guess all the crap he did to fans and associates has made me hard hearted. There's got to be some emotion in me somewhere. I think I'll head over to youtube and watch some interviews.

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Reply #206 posted 05/06/16 5:19pm

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I'm steering well clear of his music for now, it's hard enough as it is to reach the acceptance part. I don't think acceptance is possible until we know what really happened. The grieving process is what it is. sad

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Reply #207 posted 05/06/16 6:18pm

terrig

I can't say goodbye. I cant do it. sad

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Reply #208 posted 05/06/16 8:05pm

wavesofbliss

I can't remember what I did from 4/21, (when i saw the news) until 4/25. Walking in a teary haze. Snapped out of it having to plan my mother's b-day party on 4/28. Got so upset crying i threw up once,last saturday.Hadn't been able to listen to his music until sunday night. still can't stop crying. between prince and david bowie dying, i feel like my life has just stopped. 4 months apart! i can't believe that i have lost both of my idols within 4 months of each other! i'm not even 45 years old yet,and both of them are gone!! It has truly been worse then some of my relatives dying.

weeping as i type....... so i think i'm still in depression phase.

Prince #MUSICIANICONLEGEND
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Reply #209 posted 05/06/16 8:08pm

nyse

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It took a week for me to stop crying everyday. .


Now im in denial. . It still has not set it
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