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Reply #30 posted 09/24/16 3:49pm

GimmeThat

OzlemUcucu said:



malbena said:


OzlemUcucu said:


sad hug



We all need a group hug sometimes.



It feels damn real too at times when I keep looking everywhere to see some sign of life from him but all I find are so many sad things. I am totally confused of where and what to look at these days. My 20+ years died with him. Chapter closed for good.





hug Part of my starting this thread was to find ways to help one another move on.


There should be a proper sticky for this. Often times I can't even express my sadness and grief on the org and I wonder if I am the only one missing Prince. We should be able to express our feelings on this more freely here, but maybe some people have issues with this. Not sure.


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We must be kindred spirits! I come here because I miss him and sometimes I feel like I can express that but more often than not there's too much squabbling for my taste.
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Reply #31 posted 09/24/16 3:54pm

OzlemUcucu

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luv4u said:

biggrin luv after so many years of being a moderator you really deserve a medallion. I know you from such long time ago. From the other website still. That must have been really very long time ago. Wow!

Are you not the one who is the longest moderator on here?

Prince I will always miss and love U.
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Reply #32 posted 09/24/16 3:57pm

1Sasha

One way to channel grief is to help others in many ways. I don't have much free time so I end up donating, and now I do it in loving memory of Prince Rogers Nelson. Most recently, I had a large brick engraved with his name; the brick is to be installed in a community center courtyard. You could support the local animal rescue, or arts programs for children. All in his memory.
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Reply #33 posted 09/24/16 4:02pm

OzlemUcucu

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1Sasha said:

One way to channel grief is to help others in many ways. I don't have much free time so I end up donating, and now I do it in loving memory of Prince Rogers Nelson. Most recently, I had a large brick engraved with his name; the brick is to be installed in a community center courtyard. You could support the local animal rescue, or arts programs for children. All in his memory.

Yes I am planning on doing this but I have Prince fans in mind. It's good to make people smiling that are grieving.

Prince I will always miss and love U.
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Reply #34 posted 09/24/16 4:06pm

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No, not at all. It's the way he went. Suddenly, sadly and yes, just a bit mysteriously.

Took me a couple of years to get over MJ, but at least i know how he went.

I'm sad still, but get over acts i like and grew up with that die in a 'normal' manner far, far easier.

confused

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Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #35 posted 09/24/16 4:07pm

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1Sasha said:

One way to channel grief is to help others in many ways. I don't have much free time so I end up donating, and now I do it in loving memory of Prince Rogers Nelson. Most recently, I had a large brick engraved with his name; the brick is to be installed in a community center courtyard. You could support the local animal rescue, or arts programs for children. All in his memory.



This is a wonderful idea smile

In answer to the question: NO. Not in any way, shape, form, nor any other way of phrasing the word "closure". Hasn't happened yet, not holding my breath waiting for that either.

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #36 posted 09/24/16 4:14pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

There's no such thing as "closure." That's a fabricated "pop" psychology term that has no meaning in real life. In real life, one just continues on as best as one can.

Yep, that. All of it.

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Reply #37 posted 09/24/16 4:18pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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i have not even really let go and really get into the grief

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Reply #38 posted 09/24/16 4:19pm

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No, I have not. But I am starting to accept that I never really will. And I don't think I want closure. I never want Prince to be a part of my past. I want to carry him with me always. God knows everything and I know nothing at all, so trying to make sense of everything is only holding me back. I have yet to accept that he will not be "here" anymore, but I will soon. I feel like a baby half the time. And I feel like a complete idiot that I have made this situation all about me in my mind. "I never got to meet Prince, never got to see him live...we were supposed to work together.. blah blah..." I feel robbed but I shouldn't at all. He has given me so many beautiful memories. What is not fair is that HE lost his life and he had so much more to give. It has nothing to do with me. I know I'll continue to have hard days...it's human nature. He was my friend heart But I need to learn respect for how the world works and what God wants as well. His will is more important than what I desire. I never want closer from Prince. At this point, I just need to learn acceptance and flourish from that. I just want to learn to be an adult now and stop being a big old baby lol. Things don't go the way we plan....But he will always be with me. I'm thankful for the gift God gave. Anyway, I saw this cool video the other day. Very funny and sweet.


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Reply #39 posted 09/24/16 4:20pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

Closure is a construct, it's not real when dealing with death. You can't just close the love you have for someone because they're gone.

What is real is acceptance. Doesn't mean one has to love it, or like it. We often accept things we don't like, whether it's phone bills, shitty relatives, the Darth Vader voice on The Rainbow Children, or whatever.

We have to understand these are the cards on the table; this is the hand we've been dealt in the world of Prince. We have to play it. We can't fold out of this one. We can not buy a CD, but we do have to accept this. To deny this is real is to maneuver through an illusion. I get a bit weary of the "can't talk, tears again, unreal" melodrama.

Once we understand (stand under) the truth, then the journey to peace and appreciation can begin. Prince's own journey was his search for the truth, whatever it was. I think it's why he never said what "the truth" was because for each person it's different.

If we loved him, his music, and his life, then we should follow suit. Live in truth, appreciate what he did and the legacy we're all a part of, because in that he'll never be totally gone.

Beautifully put Trivial. yes

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Reply #40 posted 09/24/16 4:29pm

Starrdust505

Nope disbelief, will I ever find closure probably not; but I will learn to live with it. We all will. There is sadly no healthier alternative. I look forward to a time when I can think of him and enjoy all that he has left for us without any sadness.

Come now, isn't life a little better with a pair of good shoes? - Prince 1985
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Reply #41 posted 09/24/16 5:03pm

Starrdust505

TrivialPursuit said:

Closure is a construct, it's not real when dealing with death. You can't just close the love you have for someone because they're gone.

What is real is acceptance. Doesn't mean one has to love it, or like it. We often accept things we don't like, whether it's phone bills, shitty relatives, the Darth Vader voice on The Rainbow Children, or whatever.

We have to understand these are the cards on the table; this is the hand we've been dealt in the world of Prince. We have to play it. We can't fold out of this one. We can not buy a CD, but we do have to accept this. To deny this is real is to maneuver through an illusion. I get a bit weary of the "can't talk, tears again, unreal" melodrama.

Once we understand (stand under) the truth, then the journey to peace and appreciation can begin. Prince's own journey was his search for the truth, whatever it was. I think it's why he never said what "the truth" was because for each person it's different.

If we loved him, his music, and his life, then we should follow suit. Live in truth, appreciate what he did and the legacy we're all a part of, because in that he'll never be totally gone.

nod so true....

Come now, isn't life a little better with a pair of good shoes? - Prince 1985
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Reply #42 posted 09/24/16 5:07pm

TrivialPursuit

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OzlemUcucu said:

It is not always easy like that.


I never said it was easy, nor alluded to it. But it is simple. We often get in our own ways with these things, sometimes.

But if someone sees it as easy, maybe it will be for them.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #43 posted 09/24/16 5:23pm

malbena

1Sasha said:

One way to channel grief is to help others in many ways. I don't have much free time so I end up donating, and now I do it in loving memory of Prince Rogers Nelson. Most recently, I had a large brick engraved with his name; the brick is to be installed in a community center courtyard. You could support the local animal rescue, or arts programs for children. All in his memory.

"to help others in many ways" I love this 1Sasha!!!

There has been way too much negativity and disagreement on this website. I wish it had been handled differently than just fighting over people, opinions, teaming, projects, and even words for the love of God. I've seen definitions from different sources, or articles to prove one is wrong.

Whether one calls it closure or another calls is acceptance should not be the focus of this thread. The goal is to heal, find peace and happiness, and move forward. It aims at sharing ways to feel better about such a difficult situation we all have in common. As 1Sasha said "help others" and not argue over pity details.

Thus, please share what makes you feel better smile May you all find Peace!!!

[Edited 9/24/16 17:47pm]

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Reply #44 posted 09/24/16 6:14pm

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I've accepted that P is gone, but no closure in sight sad . In fact, just today I was thinking 'How am I gonna feel when the post-humous material comes out?' eek . Yes, I definitely want the music and videos released, but I can imagine it'll be like tearing open a partially healed wound every single time. But for now, what comforts me and gets me through this process is focusing more on my relationship with God and teaching music as I always have, but now with the hope I'm imparting to the next generation what P showed me through his work.

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #45 posted 09/24/16 6:15pm

malbena

roxy831 said:

I've accepted that P is gone, but no closure in sight sad . In fact, just today I was thinking 'How am I gonna feel when the post-humous material comes out?' eek . Yes, I definitely want the music and videos released, but I can imagine it'll be like tearing open a partially healed wound every single time. But for now, what comforts me and gets me through this process is focusing more on my relationship with God and teaching music as I always have, but now with the hope I'm imparting to the next generation what P showed me through his work.

Beautiful! biggrin

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Reply #46 posted 09/24/16 6:20pm

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I don't believe in 'closure' as a mindset, so I'm going to sit myself in the very comfortable zone of 'blissful constant denial'.

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Reply #47 posted 09/24/16 6:28pm

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No. I haven't yet, but I will one day. I'll always love his music tho. smile

"Don't worry about what I'm doing. Worry about why you are worried about what I am doing."
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Reply #48 posted 09/24/16 6:47pm

tish9311

I don't know what closure means.

But I have accepted that Prince is dead. That was hard but I have done it. What I haven't really dealt with is the manor in which he died because I don't know what's fact or fiction.

Beautiful, Loved and Blessed

Thank You Prince
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Reply #49 posted 09/24/16 6:52pm

tish9311

TrivialPursuit said:

Closure is a construct, it's not real when dealing with death. You can't just close the love you have for someone because they're gone.

What is real is acceptance. Doesn't mean one has to love it, or like it. We often accept things we don't like, whether it's phone bills, shitty relatives, the Darth Vader voice on The Rainbow Children, or whatever.

We have to understand these are the cards on the table; this is the hand we've been dealt in the world of Prince. We have to play it. We can't fold out of this one. We can not buy a CD, but we do have to accept this. To deny this is real is to maneuver through an illusion. I get a bit weary of the "can't talk, tears again, unreal" melodrama.

Once we understand (stand under) the truth, then the journey to peace and appreciation can begin. Prince's own journey was his search for the truth, whatever it was. I think it's why he never said what "the truth" was because for each person it's different.

If we loved him, his music, and his life, then we should follow suit. Live in truth, appreciate what he did and the legacy we're all a part of, because in that he'll never be totally gone.

PREACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! touched

You just said something that we need to share with everyone here. Thank you touched

Beautiful, Loved and Blessed

Thank You Prince
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Reply #50 posted 09/24/16 7:14pm

dance4me3121

No I haven't.probably never will
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Reply #51 posted 09/24/16 7:33pm

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No, but I feel that I am moving along slowly in the direction that's healthy for me.


I've been able to stay functional. That said, some days take more conscious effort than others. Immediately after P's passing I felt devastated (and there are still moments when it all still feels devastating) but it was never debilitating. The grief is easing off. What has remained constant is the feeling that the world is off-kilter in some way, that something is not right. There are still sudden dips, but I've set aside time and space to feel my feelings and move through them.


I don't always feel okay, but I'm okay with that. I refuse to be judged for how or when or why or who or how long I'm grieving. And believe me, some have tried on this very forum. The other side of the coin is I have found very kind & compassionate people here who encourage instead of criticizing or putting others down. Support is very conducive to healing.


When I'm feeling particularly raw I stay on the lighthearted threads. Those threads are being looked down on too, but that's okay. I admit that their judgement hurts sometimes, particularly when I'm in an emotional dip. But I remind myself their judgement does not matter, because they don't even know me, and because they don't know me, the basis for their judgement is not sound.


I'm a human being who is mourning. No one has to *like* how I feel, or what I share here. The only thing they have to do as decent fellow human beings though is *respect* my right to be.


Grieving is not pathological. It's a completely natural part of being human! There is not a person out there who has not suffered a loss, life being life. Luckily, we are wired to heal, physically and emotionally. The hardest part is getting out of the way of the healing process. Resistance is what makes the process harder.


Thank you Malbena for this thread biggrin I think it's a brilliant idea to create safe places here for people who are struggling. I know it can help many immeasurably because a sense of safety is crucial to healing. Maybe we can persuade the Mods to give this a sticky?


Hang in there everyone grouphug This is a journey that maybe is surprising you, or posing a lot of difficulties. I myself have been caught off-guard. But I really believe there are many things we can learn and great rewards to be had someday, when we reach the other side. Today we keep swimming through it.





"Dive inside your soul if U wanna know, the light inside the darkness forever glows" (Prince, 1958 - Eternity)
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Reply #52 posted 09/24/16 7:39pm

Purplebflogirl

No
Until the end of time
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Reply #53 posted 09/24/16 7:50pm

malbena

Gadotou said:

No, but I feel that I am moving along slowly in the direction that's healthy for me.



I've been able to stay functional. That said, some days take more conscious effort than others. Immediately after P's passing I felt devastated (and there are still moments when it all still feels devastating) but it was never debilitating. The grief is easing off. What has remained constant is the feeling that the world is off-kilter in some way, that something is not right. There are still sudden dips, but I've set aside time and space to feel my feelings and move through them.



I don't always feel okay, but I'm okay with that. I refuse to be judged for how or when or why or who or how long I'm grieving. And believe me, some have tried on this very forum. The other side of the coin is I have found very kind & compassionate people here who encourage instead of criticizing or putting others down. Support is very conducive to healing.



When I'm feeling particularly raw I stay on the lighthearted threads. Those threads are being looked down on too, but that's okay. I admit that their judgement hurts sometimes, particularly when I'm in an emotional dip. But I remind myself their judgement does not matter, because they don't even know me, and because they don't know me, the basis for their judgement is not sound.



I'm a human being who is mourning. No one has to *like* how I feel, or what I share here. The only thing they have to do as decent fellow human beings though is *respect* my right to be.



Grieving is not pathological. It's a completely natural part of being human! There is not a person out there who has not suffered a loss, life being life. Luckily, we are wired to heal, physically and emotionally. The hardest part is getting out of the way of the healing process. Resistance is what makes the process harder.



Thank you Malbena for this thread biggrin I think it's a brilliant idea to create safe places here for people who are struggling. I know it can help many immeasurably because a sense of safety is crucial to healing. Maybe we can persuade the Mods to give this a sticky?



Hang in there everyone grouphug This is a journey that maybe is surprising you, or posing a lot of difficulties. I myself have been caught off-guard. But I really believe there are many things we can learn and great rewards to be had someday, when we reach the other side. Today we keep swimming through it.










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Reply #54 posted 09/24/16 8:40pm

Asenath0607

No

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Reply #55 posted 09/24/16 8:57pm

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Intellectually I know he's gone, but what I have been hanging onto is the idea of one more time, can't stop hoping that I'll get one last goodbye, one last concert. I feel like I fell out of touch with a dear friend and found out they died and I didn’t get to say goodbye, guilt I guess. So until that is satisfied, I'm still waiting and hanging on..gosh that sounds crazy prince sad dove dove

..Hello, who is it?
Yes, this is a prettyman, Princey!
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Reply #56 posted 09/24/16 9:11pm

derrick31

No....I still don't have any idea WTF really happened.
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Reply #57 posted 09/24/16 9:24pm

elfrijole

malbena said:

As the purpose of my thread is to share ways to cope with grief, I have changed the original title from "closure"to "acceptance or closure" so as not to hurt feelings and including everyone's perspectives smile

Grieving is so difficult for many people and is expressed in many different ways. I thought I would start this thread with the intent to help one another with finding closure. In no way, this means forgetting Prince but accepting he is resting in peace in a different place and moving forward in the path of happiness.

Much love! heart heart heart and may you find peace!

[Edited 9/24/16 18:16pm]

have I found closeure and acceptance? no. I am SO triggered by this, I just can't even.

you know, I'm not even angry, I'mjust upset.

why is this a thing?

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Reply #58 posted 09/24/16 9:43pm

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ldmendes said:

Intellectually I know he's gone, but what I have been hanging onto is the idea of one more time, can't stop hoping that I'll get one last goodbye, one last concert. I feel like I fell out of touch with a dear friend and found out they died and I didn’t get to say goodbye, guilt I guess. So until that is satisfied, I'm still waiting and hanging on..gosh that sounds crazy prince sad dove dove




I don't think so.
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Reply #59 posted 09/24/16 9:54pm

wonder505

No. sad still too sad to really talk about it.
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