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Reply #90 posted 07/15/16 6:25pm

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Just heard this again for the first time in a long time...and although the song made me cry the last time I heard it, today I find it comforting and life-affirming. Here are the lyrics to "Don't Talk To Strangers":

Little darling
Gotta go now
Don't know when I'll be coming back
Got my future
All planned out
Got my bags packed
Things don't always turn out right
That's just the way it goes
Before I leave u there's just a few things u should know

Don't talk 2 strangers
Don't forget to say your prayers at night
Remember god he made u
And one day he'll make everything alright
Don't cross on yellow
U always got to wait 4 a green light
Remember god he made u
One day he'll make everything alright

Alright

Little darling
Gotta go now
Don't worry u'll be just fine
When it comes 2 good luck
I just know, I just know u'll always be the first in line
Nobody'll ever love u as much as I do
That doesn't mean other people won't love u 2
Don't talk 2 strangers
Don't forget 2 say your prayers at night
Remember god he made u
And one day he'll make everything alright
Don't cross on yellow
U always got to wait 4 a green light
Remember god he made u
And one day he'll make things alright

Alright

Now that I'm free I let the wind blow me...
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Reply #91 posted 07/15/16 6:41pm

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Well, fuck it. That seals the deal. I deliberately didn't listen to Prince except sporadically for the past few months since he passed on to a better existence. But, today was the day I was supposed to come back... When I went to Walgreen's after having that distressing conversation I alluded to earlier, the first song that played on the loudspeakers was "When Doves Cry." I started singing in the store...and haven't stopped. Just now when I played "I Hate U" I heard the song and FELT it like I did I first heard it in the '90s...and that is wonderful... yes And this--at that moment in the '90s--was after what I thought was the biggest heart break of my life! LMAO

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Reply #92 posted 07/15/16 7:35pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

Well, fuck it. That seals the deal. I deliberately didn't listen to Prince except sporadically for the past few months since he passed on to a better existence. But, today was the day I was supposed to come back... When I went to Walgreen's after having that distressing conversation I alluded to earlier, the first song that played on the loudspeakers was "When Doves Cry." I started singing in the store...and haven't stopped. Just now when I played "I Hate U" I heard the song and FELT it like I did I first heard it in the '90s...and that is wonderful... yes And this--at that moment in the '90s--was after what I thought was the biggest heart break of my life! LMAO


I'm so happy for you! Especially after that conversation! I'll be glad when I get there myself! biggrin
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #93 posted 07/15/16 7:49pm

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CalhounSq said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Well, fuck it. That seals the deal. I deliberately didn't listen to Prince except sporadically for the past few months since he passed on to a better existence. But, today was the day I was supposed to come back... When I went to Walgreen's after having that distressing conversation I alluded to earlier, the first song that played on the loudspeakers was "When Doves Cry." I started singing in the store...and haven't stopped. Just now when I played "I Hate U" I heard the song and FELT it like I did I first heard it in the '90s...and that is wonderful... yes And this--at that moment in the '90s--was after what I thought was the biggest heart break of my life! LMAO

I'm so happy for you! Especially after that conversation! I'll be glad when I get there myself! biggrin

I even told the woman I spoke to about the song that made me come back to Princeland after years of being out of touch with the music world... I heard "Better With Time" on a local radio station...and I said to myself, "Wow, is that Prince?!! Is he still making new music after all this time?!!" Well, that was it... I "rediscovered" Prince. Not only my old favorites but a shitload of new music. I was hooked once again. I know how the "newbies" feel. Ironically, I only found out a couple of years ago that my sister was a big Prince fan back in the day...and went to the Musicology tour, which I wasn't even aware of at the time. Yeah, that's how out of the mix I was! lol

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Reply #94 posted 07/16/16 9:17am

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purplethunder3121 said:



CalhounSq said:


purplethunder3121 said:

Well, fuck it. That seals the deal. I deliberately didn't listen to Prince except sporadically for the past few months since he passed on to a better existence. But, today was the day I was supposed to come back... When I went to Walgreen's after having that distressing conversation I alluded to earlier, the first song that played on the loudspeakers was "When Doves Cry." I started singing in the store...and haven't stopped. Just now when I played "I Hate U" I heard the song and FELT it like I did I first heard it in the '90s...and that is wonderful... yes And this--at that moment in the '90s--was after what I thought was the biggest heart break of my life! LMAO



I'm so happy for you! Especially after that conversation! I'll be glad when I get there myself! biggrin

I even told the woman I spoke to about the song that made me come back to Princeland after years of being out of touch with the music world... I heard "Better With Time" on a local radio station...and I said to myself, "Wow, is that Prince?!! Is he still making new music after all this time?!!" Well, that was it... I "rediscovered" Prince. Not only my old favorites but a shitload of new music. I was hooked once again. I know how the "newbies" feel. Ironically, I only found out a couple of years ago that my sister was a big Prince fan back in the day...and went to the Musicology tour, which I wasn't even aware of at the time. Yeah, that's how out of the mix I was! lol



I do feelya.

After Emancipation and M & P losing the baby, I went through a really difficult divorce and lost touch except for whatever I caught on TV or radio until recently so I'm discovering so many music, videos, pictures, stories, interviews.

It's like when I was a fan when I was young. The thrilling excitement is still there. But I'm older now and appreciate it way more now.
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Reply #95 posted 07/18/16 3:24pm

206Michelle

nursev said:

purplethunder3121 said:

sad

From where/for what purpose was the photo taken? Oh my goodness, he is so gorgeous! It looks fairly recent, like within the last 10 years.

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Reply #96 posted 07/18/16 3:28pm

206Michelle

purplethunder3121 said:

Just heard this again for the first time in a long time...and although the song made me cry the last time I heard it, today I find it comforting and life-affirming. Here are the lyrics to "Don't Talk To Strangers":

Little darling
Gotta go now
Don't know when I'll be coming back
Got my future
All planned out
Got my bags packed
Things don't always turn out right
That's just the way it goes
Before I leave u there's just a few things u should know

Don't talk 2 strangers
Don't forget to say your prayers at night
Remember god he made u
And one day he'll make everything alright
Don't cross on yellow
U always got to wait 4 a green light
Remember god he made u
One day he'll make everything alright

Alright

Little darling
Gotta go now
Don't worry u'll be just fine
When it comes 2 good luck
I just know, I just know u'll always be the first in line
Nobody'll ever love u as much as I do
That doesn't mean other people won't love u 2
Don't talk 2 strangers
Don't forget 2 say your prayers at night
Remember god he made u
And one day he'll make everything alright
Don't cross on yellow
U always got to wait 4 a green light
Remember god he made u
And one day he'll make things alright

Alright

Does anyone else think he sounds like he wrote this for a child? It almost sounds like father-to-child advice. My understanding is that he wrote and recorded it in 1992, but he could have still written it from a fatherly perspective maybe thinking about children he might have in the future. Beautiful lyrics! Thoughts?

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Reply #97 posted 07/18/16 5:24pm

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CalhounSq said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Just tried opening up and discussing what Prince's music meant to me and trying to understand why the loss of someone I never met personally has hit me so hard with someone I've known for years... The response was very negative and discouraging. She seemed to be under the impression that Prince was a long-time drug user (abuser) and gave me a side-eye when I tried to discuss the fact that for the majority of Prince's life he was known to be anti-drugs and that something must have driven him to start taking prescription pain killers in the first place. She said yeah, Fentanyl was the cause of his passing but he was on other drugs. I stated again that there had to be a reason for Prince taking painkillers in the first place. Again, the old-fashioned look as if I was ignorant or naive. I knew better but then I stated that it must be in recent years that the addiction took hold, bringing up the example of the last performance I saw in 2014. All she said was: "Yeah, but you know he was on drugs then, too, don't you?" I gave up. I should have known better than to discuss Prince with someone who doesn't "get it." It still breaks my heart though that now he is thought of as "oh, yeah, that drug addict." sad The sum of one's life isn't some of it's parts. BTW this is someone in the health field. sigh

People are fucking DUMB. Anyone with any sense KNOWS damn well that dude was not some dopehead. I don't know how this shit got hold of him, but I know it had to be fairly recent. Fuck anyone who thinks otherwise. hug



Thank you. That sums it up nicely.

I have stopped talking to outsiders about Prince because I'm at the point where if they say something ignorant they're gonna get their feelings hurt. That includes family unfortunately.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit
and for that, I am eternally grateful....IDF
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Reply #98 posted 07/18/16 7:09pm

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babynoz said:



CalhounSq said:


purplethunder3121 said:

Just tried opening up and discussing what Prince's music meant to me and trying to understand why the loss of someone I never met personally has hit me so hard with someone I've known for years... The response was very negative and discouraging. She seemed to be under the impression that Prince was a long-time drug user (abuser) and gave me a side-eye when I tried to discuss the fact that for the majority of Prince's life he was known to be anti-drugs and that something must have driven him to start taking prescription pain killers in the first place. She said yeah, Fentanyl was the cause of his passing but he was on other drugs. I stated again that there had to be a reason for Prince taking painkillers in the first place. Again, the old-fashioned look as if I was ignorant or naive. I knew better but then I stated that it must be in recent years that the addiction took hold, bringing up the example of the last performance I saw in 2014. All she said was: "Yeah, but you know he was on drugs then, too, don't you?" I gave up. I should have known better than to discuss Prince with someone who doesn't "get it." It still breaks my heart though that now he is thought of as "oh, yeah, that drug addict." sad The sum of one's life isn't some of it's parts. BTW this is someone in the health field. sigh



People are fucking DUMB. Anyone with any sense KNOWS damn well that dude was not some dopehead. I don't know how this shit got hold of him, but I know it had to be fairly recent. Fuck anyone who thinks otherwise. hug



Thank you. That sums it up nicely.

I have stopped talking to outsiders about Prince because I'm at the point where if they say something ignorant they're gonna get their feelings hurt. That includes family unfortunately.


WORD exclaim
heart prince I never met you, but I LOVE you & I will forever!! Thank you for being YOU - my little Princey, the best to EVER do it prince heart
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Reply #99 posted 07/20/16 7:55pm

bilbolives

http://www.startribune.com/prince-will-reign-over-club-area-at-u-s-bank-stadium/387655201/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune has reported on an artwork for the new US Bank Stadium of Prince composed of his words, themes, and symbols. A photo of the artwork is included in the article.

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Reply #100 posted 07/21/16 12:58am

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"We r wardens of this land.This is our land, & they can't remove us," Isaac Weston, Oglala Sioux member from South Dakota,"We have every right 2 b here 2 protect our land & 2 protect our water. we/i protest trump's pipeline decision.
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Reply #101 posted 07/21/16 10:22am

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Thanks for keeping this thread alive. I guess it's like any bereavement, the odd moments of sudden teariness, memories, wanting to believe it's not happened. I can't believe that the passing of someone I never met can have such an impact on me. The soundtrack to my life, falling silent.
I'm looking out for a purple dolphin.
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Reply #102 posted 07/21/16 4:35pm

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🌿 dove 🌿 Peace be unto all who love you, Mr. Nelson 🌿 dove 🌿


Seen on pinterest Source: hqwallbase.online
I heart owls & rose flower rose s.
I'll πŸ’š "LemonDrop" 2DN "Sugar"

Prince: Your music lives, within us. 🌿🌹 R.I.P. 🌹🌿 πŸ’œ Rex
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Reply #103 posted 07/22/16 12:07pm

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free2bfreeda said:


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Beautiful Tribute

Thank You free2bfreeda πŸ’œ hug
I heart owls & rose flower rose s.
I'll πŸ’š "LemonDrop" 2DN "Sugar"

Prince: Your music lives, within us. 🌿🌹 R.I.P. 🌹🌿 πŸ’œ Rex
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Reply #104 posted 07/22/16 9:18pm

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Its been three months now....I'm still not over it. I too have quit talking to people in my immidiate circle. They all think I need to get a grip. Oh I have a grip alright! I have a grip on my love and admiration that I had/have for Prince. Just because they don't get it, doesn't mean squat. I summed it up on my twitter like this; 3mos still snowing...some days gently falling, some days a blizzard.
I still can't sing Purple Rain. I can get through most of Lets Go Crazy, and all of my fav, Lets Pretend We're Married!
Lets celebrate him every single day!

ETA: sorry 4 rambling!
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Reply #105 posted 07/23/16 6:54pm

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Prince I miss you. Thank you for the 30 years ride. You are gone but all the love is still here. I am so sad today I can't even imagine never seing him live again. We always went nuts about it, didn't we? confused

Prince I will always miss and love U.
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Reply #106 posted 07/23/16 9:55pm

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Boriqua1130 said:

free2bfreeda said:

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Beautiful Tribute Thank You free2bfreeda πŸ’œ hug

thank you back at you Boriqua1130! hug

we all really loved Prince, didn't we! he was courageous, he was a musical genius, he was an intelligent, beautiful looking uni+masculine man and a freethinking creative master maestro.

he was a harbinger of a new generation of musical fusion in sound, sight and sexual freedom(s).

for me Prince Rogers Nelson is/was a true hero of my/our time.

[Edited 7/23/16 22:29pm]

"We r wardens of this land.This is our land, & they can't remove us," Isaac Weston, Oglala Sioux member from South Dakota,"We have every right 2 b here 2 protect our land & 2 protect our water. we/i protest trump's pipeline decision.
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Reply #107 posted 07/24/16 10:58am

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Now that I'm free I let the wind blow me...
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Reply #108 posted 07/25/16 1:54pm

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This year really is one of the worst ever in my life... Just found out someone else I know has terminal cancer and is on her way out of this life... sad

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Reply #109 posted 07/25/16 5:37pm

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free2bfreeda said:



Boriqua1130 said:


free2bfreeda said:


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Beautiful Tribute Thank You free2bfreeda πŸ’œ hug

thank you back at you Boriqua1130! hug


we all really loved Prince, didn't we! he was courageous, he was a musical genius, he was an intelligent, beautiful looking uni+masculine man and a freethinking creative master maestro.


he was a harbinger of a new generation of musical fusion in sound, sight and sexual freedom(s).


for me Prince Rogers Nelson is/was a true hero of my/our time.


[Edited 7/23/16 22:29pm]



Hug - Thanks. kiss2
Prince: I like how you described him.
We love Prince: Yes we do! love
I heart owls & rose flower rose s.
I'll πŸ’š "LemonDrop" 2DN "Sugar"

Prince: Your music lives, within us. 🌿🌹 R.I.P. 🌹🌿 πŸ’œ Rex
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Reply #110 posted 07/25/16 8:55pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

This year really is one of the worst ever in my life... Just found out someone else I know has terminal cancer and is on her way out of this life... sad



I'm so sorry to hear that... hug This year sucks. My best friend had a stroke last week and is in a nursing home. She's only in her early fifties. sad


Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit
and for that, I am eternally grateful....IDF
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Reply #111 posted 07/27/16 6:29pm

bilbolives

http://www.startribune.com/vikings-celebrate-minnesota-artists-at-us-bank-stadium-art-party/388317371/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune interviewed artist Nicholas Schleif about his artwork of Prince at the new US Bank Stadium. He revealed that words such as "First Avenue," "Revolution," and "Paisley Park" are integrated into the artwork.

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Reply #112 posted 07/27/16 6:34pm

bilbolives

http://www.startribune.com/wild-asks-fans-change-goal-song-to-princes-lets-go-crazy/388459791/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that the Wild of Xcel Energy Center is asking season ticket holders whether the goal song should be changed to "Let's Go Crazy" or another song in honor of Prince.

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Reply #113 posted 07/27/16 8:50pm

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bilbolives said:

http://www.startribune.com/wild-asks-fans-change-goal-song-to-princes-lets-go-crazy/388459791/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that the Wild of Xcel Energy Center is asking season ticket holders whether the goal song should be changed to "Let's Go Crazy" or another song in honor of Prince.

imo 'baby i'm a star' would fit the bill better. because Prince proved that he fit the bill star

"We r wardens of this land.This is our land, & they can't remove us," Isaac Weston, Oglala Sioux member from South Dakota,"We have every right 2 b here 2 protect our land & 2 protect our water. we/i protest trump's pipeline decision.
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Reply #114 posted 07/30/16 3:25pm

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babynoz said:

purplethunder3121 said:

This year really is one of the worst ever in my life... Just found out someone else I know has terminal cancer and is on her way out of this life... sad



I'm so sorry to hear that... hug This year sucks. My best friend had a stroke last week and is in a nursing home. She's only in her early fifties. sad


I'm sorry I came back to this thread so late, Babynoz. Thank you for the condolences and I am really sorry to hear about your best friend. sad To be put in that position so young is devastating. I hope and pray that she can recover some of her former self. I really can empathiise with you. My best friend died coming on a year ago... Super hugs and best wishes to you and your loved ones. hug

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Reply #115 posted 08/01/16 3:46pm

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babynoz said:



I'm so sorry to hear that... hug This year sucks. My best friend had a stroke last week and is in a nursing home. She's only in her early fifties. sad


I'm sorry I came back to this thread so late, Babynoz. Thank you for the condolences and I am really sorry to hear about your best friend. sad To be put in that position so young is devastating. I hope and pray that she can recover some of her former self. I really can empathiise with you. My best friend died coming on a year ago... Super hugs and best wishes to you and your loved ones. hug



That's okay, take good care, hug

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit
and for that, I am eternally grateful....IDF
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Reply #116 posted 08/03/16 2:37pm

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Affiche Festival de Montreux. Justine Walpole Photography

206Michelle said:

nursev said:

sad

From where/for what purpose was the photo taken? Oh my goodness, he is so gorgeous! It looks fairly recent, like within the last 10 years.

Affiche Festival de Montreux. Justine Walpole Photography

I found this on facebook. I've only seen the picture until now.

Hey, hey, mama, said the way you move
Gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove
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Reply #117 posted 08/03/16 3:38pm

Dibblekins

Ohhhh...I was just scrolling and saw the title - 'Prince...He's back' - and my heart leapt, just for a moment... sad


zoso1978 said:

Affiche Festival de Montreux. Justine Walpole Photography

206Michelle said:

From where/for what purpose was the photo taken? Oh my goodness, he is so gorgeous! It looks fairly recent, like within the last 10 years.

Affiche Festival de Montreux. Justine Walpole Photography

I found this on facebook. I've only seen the picture until now.

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Reply #118 posted 08/03/16 11:14pm

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Dibblekins said:

Ohhhh...I was just scrolling and saw the title - 'Prince...He's back' - and my heart leapt, just for a moment... sad




zoso1978 said:


Affiche Festival de Montreux. Justine Walpole Photography



206Michelle said:




From where/for what purpose was the photo taken? Oh my goodness, he is so gorgeous! It looks fairly recent, like within the last 10 years.



Affiche Festival de Montreux. Justine Walpole Photography


I found this on facebook. I've only seen the picture until now.







I'm sorry, I know. I looked at Prince pics for 14 hours Monday & that ended up as very bad for me. It's so difficult for a lot of us.
I found the poster and posted to answer the question.
sad broken broken comfort
Hey, hey, mama, said the way you move
Gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove
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Reply #119 posted 08/06/16 3:10pm

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Reading what everyone wrote here plus boriqua's beautiful words to put "peace be unto all who love you, Mr. Nelson"...made me cry a bit again.
I still cry almost every day and as a "return" fam, it's because with each day I realize just a little more what a special person he was. He was sweet. I respect and admire this man for being so capable and such a caring friend to so many people who came into his life. There's so much more I could say...I just feel one of our very best has moved on and it's hard, especially with the way the world can be sometimes.
Not very many selfless people anymore. But here on the org I do find the best.
~Paisley Park is in your heart~
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