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Thread started 12/12/16 12:56pm

switters

The new stories about Prince - and my thoughts.

Hi fellow orgers,

Longtime fan here, continuing to feel the heavy bittersweet feelings after his passing. I flew to Paisley Park the first week it opened for tours and was so incredibly grateful for the amazing intimate experience that was. To be in his office, studios, to pay my respects in front of his ashes....on and on...it was so deeply satisfying and healing...to have walked in his home.

I feel closer to him than ever. It's a strange thing to say. I'm a 47 year old straight white guy. I simply have loved his music deeply since I was 12 years old. He was always my favorite musician, my biggest creative inspiration (I'm an artist), and provided so much excitement and enjoyment in my life. Every album, I could not wait. When he died, I could not believe it. I still can't. It's like something that feels impossible. I resist it.

Reading the GQ stories about Prince (and others recently released) have brought me comfort and pleasure. I'm more inspired than ever by him. I NEED to listen to his music, to feel his spirit living on, to remind myself that he lives every time I listen to his songs. I never realized how much I love him - like a spiritual brother. I am just so grateful to him for helping me get through the sorrows and joys of my life.

"Condition of the Heart" is a song I find myself craving listening to lately. I've always had a very hard time hearing that song since first time I heard it. But it is so otherworldly beautiful, and sad, and I think it's how my heart feels about him right now. It's hard to believe it was written by the same man who wrote "Erotic City". He was such a genius.

I just had to express myself today, as I'm missing him.

God bless you all, I'm glad to have this forum of people who can understand how I feel.

Thanks.

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Reply #1 posted 12/12/16 1:14pm

gollygirl

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We are all feeling similar things and the hole is just as big as ever. I have to say I am surprised that I am still feeling the same way all this time down the track but thankfully we are not alone. Hugs to all neutral hug

Thank you Prince for every note you left behind 💜
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Reply #2 posted 12/12/16 2:19pm

anotherfan

For too brief a period of time, I experienced him living on in his music. I knew he was where he had mosly been for me, in the music coming out of my player. Now His music reminds me too much that he is gone. Gone from a future, no one is guaranteed. I dont intend to be Debbie Downer. It's still tough.

I imagine in a no time at all he will live on in his music again for me too. I am so thankful for him giving so much to so many, it's a beautiful thing!
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Reply #3 posted 12/12/16 2:24pm

SomeSoldier

What we have all learned recently is that Prince was human, for better or for worse. And I like the picture of him that is emerging, which makes his loss all the harder...
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