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Thread started 03/09/19 4:41pm

RogerRoger

I'm still in sorrow/disbelief

I can't burry him and move on, because he doesn't feel dead to me.

Maybe he will always be alive.

He is the only star that I could relate and connect to on a deeper level.

He wasn't just "a rock star". He brought some very important emotional/human energy out.

I don't have a problem with this.

It's just an unreal sense that he hasn't left.

I may sound crazy, and I may well be. But that's how I feel still.

The eternal spirit?

[Edited 3/9/19 16:42pm]

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Reply #1 posted 03/09/19 4:52pm

Krystalkisses

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Yes it must be. I'm much better with in now. But I really do hope wherever his spirit is , he is finally at peace.
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Reply #2 posted 03/09/19 5:00pm

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Just a couple days ago I was talking about him and what he could be doing today, and about what a genius he was and all that. And it choked me up again. I said to my sister: "It's almost 3 years now but I can't say that it's really easier now, and I doubt it ever will be easier for me. This is not like MJ for me, I learned about who MJ was through his death, but I learned who Prince was years before he died and his music means really a lot to me. So it's really hard to think about the fact that he's really gone.

"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."


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Reply #3 posted 03/09/19 5:59pm

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Reply #4 posted 03/09/19 6:50pm

DAV123

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I still cry at least three to four times a month. I stopped trying to make sense of it and I'm not ashamed to admit it. It's a true emotion and I'm just going to let it be.....its not hysterical grief moments but it's still deep grief moments. Im just going with it... sad
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Reply #5 posted 03/09/19 7:23pm

derico13

Sometimes in my car and listening to for example "the love we make" and thinking it s juste him creating playing and living the whole thing takes me to tears....
we lost a human treasure for sur.
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Reply #6 posted 03/10/19 5:59am

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RogerRoger said:

I can't burry him and move on, because he doesn't feel dead to me.


Maybe he will always be alive.


He is the only star that I could relate and connect to on a deeper level.


He wasn't just "a rock star". He brought some very important emotional/human energy out.


I don't have a problem with this.


It's just an unreal sense that he hasn't left.


I may sound crazy, and I may well be. But that's how I feel still.



The eternal spirit?

[Edited 3/9/19 16:42pm]



Fully in line! I truly respect the man, his work since 1984. I'm a man & I love him.
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Reply #7 posted 03/10/19 2:30pm

kingricefan

I, like many, was devastated when Prince passed. He (his music) was such a huge part of my life since I turned my ear to his music way back in 1979. His music touched me on such a deep level. He, as a person, became something for me to strive for and emulate. I still tear up whenever I hear or read something good and heartfelt that was said/written about him by someone. I haven't openly sobbed over his death for a while but I do still get choked up once in a while. I don't think I will ever 'get over' his passing as he was such an important figure in my heart and soul. I only hope that he knew really just how much his true 'fams' loved him. I pray that he found peace and is feeling joy.

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Reply #8 posted 03/10/19 7:40pm

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True emotions are what make life worth living. I don't want to "get over it." So, we are there with ya! Like an eternal light, it will soften with time, but never go out 4 me.

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Reply #9 posted 03/10/19 8:39pm

oceanblue

I was cleaning around the house today, and clearing up clutter, when I ran across the Ticketmaster envelope in which I'd labeled "Prince Tickets"..that contained the receipt for the first and last concert of his that I ever attended at Essence Fest 2014, in New Orleans. Needless to say, thoughts of him came flooding back! Grief of losing him has gotten better with time, but he's never far away from my thoughts.

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Reply #10 posted 03/11/19 2:04am

PeteSilas

RogerRoger said:

I can't burry him and move on, because he doesn't feel dead to me.

Maybe he will always be alive.

He is the only star that I could relate and connect to on a deeper level.

He wasn't just "a rock star". He brought some very important emotional/human energy out.

I don't have a problem with this.

It's just an unreal sense that he hasn't left.

I may sound crazy, and I may well be. But that's how I feel still.

The eternal spirit?

[Edited 3/9/19 16:42pm]

i guess the shock has subsided for me, the mourning is about as strong as ever. It took a long time getting over MJ dying, a long time, this was worse because we're flooded with all the shit that was held back, all the music, the stories, all of that is bittersweet for me.

Prince.org: With fans like these he didn't need haters.
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Reply #11 posted 03/12/19 7:57am

ThePersian

Still hurts today as much as it did nearly 3 years ago.

Some things really wipe me out too - one being the Empty Room performance from (I think) 2009. Ignoring the awful edit of that footage, there's something about his face, his body shape, his movements, and of course his guitar solos that really hit home the loss.

Then at the end he sings "what's the use of crying"...

I've never been a fan of bootlegs but in lieu of a lack of new, decent sound quality material being released, hearing nuances of melodies and vocals in things I've not heard before actually appease the pain a little.

Even if it was just a few songs a year, some decent releases by the estate would really help ease the loss. What they have put out has been baffling.

Just like Prince, I guess.

The Earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.
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Reply #12 posted 03/12/19 8:32am

TheTruth123

RogerRoger said:

I can't burry him and move on, because he doesn't feel dead to me.


Maybe he will always be alive.


He is the only star that I could relate and connect to on a deeper level.


He wasn't just "a rock star". He brought some very important emotional/human energy out.


I don't have a problem with this.


It's just an unreal sense that he hasn't left.


I may sound crazy, and I may well be. But that's how I feel still.



The eternal spirit?

[Edited 3/9/19 16:42pm]



His spirit lives on.
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Reply #13 posted 03/12/19 8:33am

TheTruth123

derico13 said:

Sometimes in my car and listening to for example "the love we make" and thinking it s juste him creating playing and living the whole thing takes me to tears....
we lost a human treasure for sur.


Something was lost in this world when we lost his loving spirit.
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Reply #14 posted 03/12/19 8:55am

skywalker

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TheTruth123 said:

derico13 said:
Sometimes in my car and listening to for example "the love we make" and thinking it s juste him creating playing and living the whole thing takes me to tears.... we lost a human treasure for sur.
Something was lost in this world when we lost his loving spirit.

I am not trying to tell people how they should feel. I would say this: his spirit is not lost. In fact, it's alive and well in the world.

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Prince once said: "With love, there is no death." I'd argue that goes the same for music and art. Prince's music made him immortal long before he punched a higher floor. His spirit/music can still be felt, seen, and heard. If you need Prince, just listen to his music...he's always there.

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From a pure commercial standpoint: I am a big fan of Queen...their music has been successful/popular in the USA in the years since Freddie's death. First with Wayne and Garth, now with the biopic, Freddie Mercury's spirit/art/life is more present than ever in America. Again, art/music trancends death. The same will be true with Prince. It's just around the corner...

"New Power slide...."
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Reply #15 posted 03/13/19 8:19pm

AnnaStesia10

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I feel you. It still does not feel real. Since he has been gone, I feel the need to listen to his music daily and need to come on this site to read what all your thoughts are on Prince. I still feel him - his presence and spirit was so strong. I too felt a deeper connection to him amoung all the artists and bands I listen to. Its hard to explain what this connection to Prince is about. I feel people like us just belong to Prince's musical tribe and are forever connected to him thru the music.
"A strong spirit transcends rules." - Prince
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Reply #16 posted 03/13/19 8:34pm

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I've heard more than a few people say that for the last couple of weeks they've felt and thought about Prince lately. I personally felt more of him starting around the Superbowl (you know the memories of his performance coming back.) But it hasn't gone away. In reality the knowledge that April is just around the corner, is kind of making me sadder. sad

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Reply #17 posted 03/13/19 8:49pm

sulls

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I try not to go there. If/when I do, the sadness and sense of loss I feel...I just shake my head. What else can you do? I'm most sad that he didn't have a wife and children to love and enjoy. Maybe he was ok with that, but I don't know what I'd do without mine. His music keeps me ok. He's so alive and kickin' ass. That's how I want to think of him. Yeah, his music makes me HAPPY! I just wish we could have a steady supply of the stuff these days (hear THAT, elites?!) cool cool cool

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Reply #18 posted 03/14/19 8:40am

happinessinits
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Emotionally I think I'm moved on. Well almost.

I don't get sad or depressed when I listen to his music. Pure enjoyment that's it.

But when the media sheds light on Prince's personal side I remember that he was a human too. Those get to me a little bit still to this day.

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Reply #19 posted 03/14/19 8:47am

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We dig him better dead, sadly.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #20 posted 03/16/19 10:56pm

Rev

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I've always been passionate or emotioanal about Prince. Now I get sad or evan mad at him.

I miss him being here "...with us"

Disbelief is appropiate sad

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Reply #21 posted 03/17/19 9:03am

darlingnikkkki

I think I will always be in sorrow and disbelief on a certain level much like losing a close member of the family, which he was to me given how much his music meant to me from my teenage years in the 80’s until now.
"I want to be the only one you come for...."
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Reply #22 posted 03/17/19 10:38am

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I couldn't get used to the idea that he was gone. Finally the elevator pictures brought closure for me but still I am in a deep sorrow. Few things have touched my heart and his music was one them.

"Cuz I've seen the top and it's just a dream"
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Reply #23 posted 03/22/19 1:35pm

hjd

I had a different experience. I sort of moved away in the 3rd Eye Girl era. I was in Montreux in 2013 and noticed a gap opening up between my interests and what he was doing. I had tickets for all three nights and on the 3rd night ended up standing outside of the venue most of the time with a drink, only wandering in when an interesting song was started (not too often). Didn't see him live after that, while I used every opportunity to see him live since my first time (SOTT) in 1987 (raking up 50+ shows).

I'll admit I thought he would get over the 3rd Eye Girl thing and return to normal. And I thought he had with the Piano an Microphone tour. Unfortunately the Paris incident cut the European part of that short and I never got to see him live again.

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Reply #24 posted 03/22/19 2:11pm

Krystalkisses

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Rev said:


I've always been passionate or emotioanal about Prince. Now I get sad or evan mad at him.



I miss him being here "...with us"



Disbelief is appropiate sad



Sometimes I get straight up mad at him but then I think about how he must have suffered inside , more than any of us could ever imagine and then I find myself coming back to compassion. I feel bad sometimes that I didnt realise how much he was struggling but ofcourse we as fans would not know that and I guess he didn't want us to know. However he did share it all with us in the lyrics but at the same time he was a master of illusions. All of really feels tragic to me and felt like it ended so abruptly. That is very hard to come to terms with , at least for me.
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Reply #25 posted 03/22/19 2:16pm

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hjd said:

I had a different experience. I sort of moved away in the 3rd Eye Girl era. I was in Montreux in 2013 and noticed a gap opening up between my interests and what he was doing. I had tickets for all three nights and on the 3rd night ended up standing outside of the venue most of the time with a drink, only wandering in when an interesting song was started (not too often). Didn't see him live after that, while I used every opportunity to see him live since my first time (SOTT) in 1987 (raking up 50+ shows).



I'll admit I thought he would get over the 3rd Eye Girl thing and return to normal. And I thought he had with the Piano an Microphone tour. Unfortunately the Paris incident cut the European part of that short and I never got to see him live again.





Thanks for your honesty. I like to hear different fans feelings at different points along his career.
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Reply #26 posted 03/22/19 2:28pm

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RogerRoger said:

I can't burry him and move on, because he doesn't feel dead to me.

Maybe he will always be alive.

He is the only star that I could relate and connect to on a deeper level.

He wasn't just "a rock star". He brought some very important emotional/human energy out.

I don't have a problem with this.

It's just an unreal sense that he hasn't left.

I may sound crazy, and I may well be. But that's how I feel still.

The eternal spirit?

[Edited 3/9/19 16:42pm]

eye thught of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might b aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not b that surprised.

So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #27 posted 03/22/19 3:06pm

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I believe Prince is in heaven and that brings me peace. The night of his last concert he said the grace of God saved him and for me that says a lot about his state of mind before he left us. I still do miss him very much. That is why I savored every moment when I would see him live in concert. Believe me when I say I never took him for granted. Funny thing is; I told three people the day before he passed that he was going to die soon. Ain't that a trip? PRINCE 4EVER!

klick
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Reply #28 posted 03/22/19 3:29pm

42Kristen

RogerRoger said:

I can't burry him and move on, because he doesn't feel dead to me.

Maybe he will always be alive.

He is the only star that I could relate and connect to on a deeper level.

He wasn't just "a rock star". He brought some very important emotional/human energy out.

I don't have a problem with this.

It's just an unreal sense that he hasn't left.

I may sound crazy, and I may well be. But that's how I feel still.

The eternal spirit?

[Edited 3/9/19 16:42pm]

You do not sound crazy. I feel the same way as well. Sometimes I can see him in the clouds in the skins early on the morning.When I go to bed at night I can hear his voice singing my favorite songs.

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Reply #29 posted 03/22/19 7:45pm

TheTruth123

skywalker said:

TheTruth123 said:

derico13 said: Something was lost in this world when we lost his loving spirit.

I am not trying to tell people how they should feel. I would say this: his spirit is not lost. In fact, it's alive and well in the world.

-

Prince once said: "With love, there is no death." I'd argue that goes the same for music and art. Prince's music made him immortal long before he punched a higher floor. His spirit/music can still be felt, seen, and heard. If you need Prince, just listen to his music...he's always there.

-

From a pure commercial standpoint: I am a big fan of Queen...their music has been successful/popular in the USA in the years since Freddie's death. First with Wayne and Garth, now with the biopic, Freddie Mercury's spirit/art/life is more present than ever in America. Again, art/music trancends death. The same will be true with Prince. It's just around the corner...

You are right.Thanks for the correction.

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