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Thread started 12/31/16 3:52pm

rainbowchild

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How has Prince's death affected your personal life?

Personally, it made me realize, now, more than ever, not to postpone happiness. I made the drastic move of moving back close to home (from Charlotte back to Los Angeles) to be closer to my family-- especially with my mom-- who's in her 70s-- celebrated her 76th birthday yesterday. It made me realize who the most important people in my life are, and spend more time with them because life is fleeting.
"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 #1 posted 12/31/16 3:57pm

kepurplehunter

rainbowchild said:

Personally, it made me realize, now, more than ever, not to postpone happiness. I made the drastic move of moving back close to home (from Charlotte back to Los Angeles) to be closer to my family-- especially with my mom-- who's in her 70s-- celebrated her 76th birthday yesterday. It made me realize who the most important people in my life are, and spend more time with them because life is fleeting.
Rainbowchild this an wake up call see things in the light n live to the fullest of what you want n need to do in your life and learn an instrument or two to broaden your musical intelligence an love n be yourself not something else other than you n only you love n help people give n teach n also learn as well you are Music Prince Roger Nelson!!!!!
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Reply #2 posted 12/31/16 5:55pm

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kepurplehunter said:

rainbowchild said:

Personally, it made me realize, now, more than ever, not to postpone happiness. I made the drastic move of moving back close to home (from Charlotte back to Los Angeles) to be closer to my family-- especially with my mom-- who's in her 70s-- celebrated her 76th birthday yesterday. It made me realize who the most important people in my life are, and spend more time with them because life is fleeting.
Rainbowchild this an wake up call see things in the light n live to the fullest of what you want n need to do in your life and learn an instrument or two to broaden your musical intelligence an love n be yourself not something else other than you n only you love n help people give n teach n also learn as well you are Music Prince Roger Nelson!!!!!

Thanx kep! U have been one of the best forum/chat room friends I've made here at the Org! Happy and healthy New Year 2017!! Cheers!! 🍻 🎉
"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 #3 posted 01/01/17 12:42am

CalhounSq

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I agree about not delaying the fun in your life, I just regret that I'm getting that lesson at such a huge cost (I missed his 2016 shows in the Bay, being financially cautious). I'm just happy to have shared the planet with that dude, & to have seen him so many times. Working on getting my joy back, his music & legacy is definitely part of that joy! heart
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 #4 posted 01/01/17 12:45am

tomcooper2323

CalhounSq said:

I agree about not delaying the fun in your life, I just regret that I'm getting that lesson at such a huge cost (I missed his 2016 shows in the Bay, being financially cautious). I'm just happy to have shared the planet with that dude, & to have seen him so many times. Working on getting my joy back, his music & legacy is definitely part of that joy! heart

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Yes for sure, I delay a lot of vacations for work and finally realized that I don't have unlimited time for those trips and I just need to take them, even if it's not perfect. I wish I would have done this a whole lot when I was younger.

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But P leaving the planet was a big change in the energy in the world and in my life and it definitely had a big implact, which continues to this day, some positive and some negative.

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Reply #5 posted 01/01/17 6:47am

herb4

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It seemed to put the final nail in my marraige. My wife filed for divorce 2 days before Prinvce died. We had met at the ONA concert and played "The One" at our wedding. Seemed very symbolic.

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Reply #6 posted 01/01/17 12:57pm

rainbowchild

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herb4 said:

It seemed to put the final nail in my marraige. My wife filed for divorce 2 days before Prinvce died. We had met at the ONA concert and played "The One" at our wedding. Seemed very symbolic.



Sorry 2 hear that. Hang in there! I left a fairly secure but stagnant long-term relationship in Charlotte when I moved back in L.A. Had been thinking about leaving for years but Prince's death finally gave me the courage. Happy New Year 2017! cool
"Just like the sun, the Rainbow Children rise."

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

"We had fun, didn't we?"
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Reply #7 posted 01/01/17 1:08pm

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herb4 said:

It seemed to put the final nail in my marraige. My wife filed for divorce 2 days before Prinvce died. We had met at the ONA concert and played "The One" at our wedding. Seemed very symbolic.

Sorry to hear that Herb4. Lost Prince and then my uncle who was like another father in July. 2016 sucked.

Miss my wife Julita rose
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Reply #8 posted 01/01/17 1:19pm

Mkilpatrick74

He saved my life.....Simple as that. Man I miss him so much but am thankful for my life everyday BC of him
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Reply #9 posted 01/02/17 7:00am

herb4

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Guitarhero said:

herb4 said:

It seemed to put the final nail in my marraige. My wife filed for divorce 2 days before Prinvce died. We had met at the ONA concert and played "The One" at our wedding. Seemed very symbolic.

Sorry to hear that Herb4. Lost Prince and then my uncle who was like another father in July. 2016 sucked.


rainbowchild said:

herb4 said:

It seemed to put the final nail in my marraige. My wife filed for divorce 2 days before Prinvce died. We had met at the ONA concert and played "The One" at our wedding. Seemed very symbolic.

Sorry 2 hear that. Hang in there! I left a fairly secure but stagnant long-term relationship in Charlotte when I moved back in L.A. Had been thinking about leaving for years but Prince's death finally gave me the courage. Happy New Year 2017! cool

I appreciate that guys. Overall it was a good thing; long overdue and building for years. Kinda ruined a LOT of Prince songs for me though, if you know what I mean.

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Reply #10 posted 01/02/17 8:24am

1Sasha

Compared to what some people have written here, my resolution may seem shallow, but it was to make sure I see my favorite artists on records, in concert, on stage or on film, whenever I can. I am not putting things off, saying I'll see him or her next tour. That means seeing some artists again, and others for the first time. I only saw Prince once, three years ago. I regret I never saw him before that. Right now, I have Sting, Bon Jovi, Steve Winwood and Bette Midler on the calendar for early 2017.

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Reply #11 posted 01/02/17 9:01am

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herb4 said:

It seemed to put the final nail in my marraige. My wife filed for divorce 2 days before Prinvce died. We had met at the ONA concert and played "The One" at our wedding. Seemed very symbolic.

Sorry to hear that .

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Reply #12 posted 01/02/17 11:19am

DarlingKris

Made me realize that life is too short and that I have to see my favorite artists in concert as many times as I can. I missed out on seeing him, MJ and Whitney live and I don't want to miss out on seeing Janet, Avenged Sevenfold or anyone else that I enjoy listening to

Forever In My Life, forever in my heart. I love you Prince Rogers Nelson heart
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Reply #13 posted 01/02/17 6:18pm

calhounlovejoy

This is a great discussion topic!! I love it. I agree with everyone here...his death really affected the way see the world. Time to take chances. Time to love. He busted my heart open over and over with his music, but his death really made me realize how gifted he was in connectiong us to our higher selves.
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Reply #14 posted 01/02/17 6:41pm

steakfinger

I can't think of one way it impacted my personal life. I was not pleased, of course, but my personal life hasn't revolved around Prince since I was a teenager. I awaited each new album with excitement, but he had no impact on my relationships, jobs, or anything else of a personal nature. I wish I had a profound story, but I just don't. I loved his music, his work ethic, and admired him for what he accomplished, but his death didn't change my day-to-day routine one bit.

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Reply #15 posted 01/02/17 8:35pm

mbdtyler

I was never more than a casual fan before last April, but Prince's death motivated me to finally dive into his back catalogue. Since then, there hasn't been a single day that I haven't been inspired by the sheer talent and tireless work ethic that he displayed up until his last days.

2016 was already rough enough, mostly because of my parents (whom I've always been close to) divorcing earlier in the year. Hearing about Prince's passing a month or two later just bummed me out even more, especially since my dad has always been a big fan and played his CDs a lot when I was a young kid. Casual fan or not, Prince was one of those dudes who I could never picture dying or aging ungracefully or NOT existing to play music and do his thing in some form, so losing him just cast another dark cloud over my head.

But in the months since April, Prince's music has both helped me cope with the harder aspects of life, and inspired me as a songwriter/musician. Within the last couple of months, I've regained a passion for writing/recording music that I had lost throughout most of 2016. I'm feeling more creative and determined to be prolific than I have in a LONG time, and I can thank Prince for that.

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Reply #16 posted 01/03/17 3:12am

milesb

Like the OP, it's made me want to move closer to my family. Sydney -> UK is a long way.

It's made me not want to see any other artist live, as they can't compare

It's left a 5'2" hole in my life, where Prince used to be.

I'm just glad we can still come here.

This is going to sound shallow, but who is going to excite/intrigue/entertain us now? None of the artists the other posters mention will even get close for me. I guess I just revisit the past. Who knows, maybe the spirit of Prince will inhabit another soon, just like Hendrix/James/Miles/Sly/Santana inhabitted him. I hope so, would be great for the world to be inspired again

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Reply #17 posted 01/03/17 4:04am

Galaxian

Prince was always the light during dark times in my life.

I met the love of my life back in the early 90's, I was totally in love and thought I was going to marry this girl. However, we were from different backgrounds and culture and people would not let us be together. She left me after 4 years and it broke me badly.

Prince was a massive part of our lives and we shared everything.

She tried to win me back for 20 years but I could just not forget the pain and betrayal.

When Prince died, she contacted me by email, she knew the news would have devastated me.

It made me realise that life is precious and short, and that pain only serves to poison your soul.

We are now back together and inseparable, I love her so much and have never been happier.

Prince bought us back together, that was his parting gift for me.
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Reply #18 posted 01/03/17 9:42am

kishi

His passing made me realize that anything is possible with determination and dedication. I really admire how driven he was and all of the work he was able to accomplish. His beginnings and overall career impress me more than anyone else's.

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Reply #19 posted 01/03/17 10:23am

morningsong

It's affected my attitude. Not exceptionally positively nor negatively, but it has shifted a lot. My auntie says I laugh louder. Not sure what that means though.

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Reply #20 posted 01/03/17 2:23pm

purplepoppy

Galaxian said:

Prince was always the light during dark times in my life. I met the love of my life back in the early 90's, I was totally in love and thought I was going to marry this girl. However, we were from different backgrounds and culture and people would not let us be together. She left me after 4 years and it broke me badly. Prince was a massive part of our lives and we shared everything. She tried to win me back for 20 years but I could just not forget the pain and betrayal. When Prince died, she contacted me by email, she knew the news would have devastated me. It made me realise that life is precious and short, and that pain only serves to poison your soul. We are now back together and inseparable, I love her so much and have never been happier. Prince bought us back together, that was his parting gift for me.

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Reply #21 posted 01/03/17 2:32pm

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Yes, still a little depressed about his death, but trying to find ways to get back into music again if not for anyone else, but for mental therapy. There is nothing better than creating something you made that no one else can take from you. That's what Prince music is...a gift if not anyone else but to your own self.

Download all the shit hop that you can for your kids, neices, nephews, and their friends also. That will prevent them from going out and buying it and will prevent some shit hop sales. Every little bit helps - Andy
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Reply #22 posted 01/03/17 4:12pm

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muleFunk said:

herb4 said:

It seemed to put the final nail in my marraige. My wife filed for divorce 2 days before Prinvce died. We had met at the ONA concert and played "The One" at our wedding. Seemed very symbolic.

Sorry to hear that .

Thanks, Mule. I appreciate it. Overall it was for the best but I'm still bitter about getting cleaned out financially and by how many Prince songs I can't stand to listen to. Maybe that explains so much of my cranky posting this year.

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Reply #23 posted 01/03/17 4:14pm

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Galaxian said:

Prince was always the light during dark times in my life. I met the love of my life back in the early 90's, I was totally in love and thought I was going to marry this girl. However, we were from different backgrounds and culture and people would not let us be together. She left me after 4 years and it broke me badly. Prince was a massive part of our lives and we shared everything. She tried to win me back for 20 years but I could just not forget the pain and betrayal. When Prince died, she contacted me by email, she knew the news would have devastated me. It made me realise that life is precious and short, and that pain only serves to poison your soul. We are now back together and inseparable, I love her so much and have never been happier. Prince bought us back together, that was his parting gift for me.

Good on you, dude. That's great to hear. Sounds like you and me had polar opposite experiences.

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Reply #24 posted 01/03/17 4:14pm

ladygirl99

His death is a reminder to me not to take life for granted. I since cut back on some my activites. I have a habit of taking too much on at once. So I want to focus on a few hobbies and enjoy them. I have to admit I listen to his music less as time goes on as I like other artists as well. But no he wont be forgotten,

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Reply #25 posted 01/03/17 5:23pm

luvparade

Prince's passing changed most everything in my personal life. I no longer feel the need for much, friendships, activities and fun in general, they elude me. I always thought I'd see him again, and that one day we would speak to one another. Talk, laughter and mutual feelings is what I thought it'd feel like.

Please no one worry, I'm not about to take my life, I just go to sleep hoping when and if I wake, that it will be a short day and maybe I'll dream of him one nite. I miss him nore than ever and I shy away from too many tunes or pages dedicated to Prince. It only makes me cry, I don't know why.(yes I do kow why, I love him more than the World and I miss him every minute).

I'm probably one of the older folks on these pages, and that might make a difference too. In Prince's last few years he made it known that he wanted to be around young people because their ideas were fresher etc, I never fought it, I accepted it but believed he did't believe in the idea that 'older and wiser' was true, or worth his consideration once in a while.

Still, I waited feeling like it could happen anytime and I went to see him most every time I could I go. The times circumstances prevented me from going, I now know I would have run circles around the 'circumstance' to see him, I was just too ignorant to know that back then. Prince taught me to be Free, to have my own thoughts and discard any other thoughts some were saying in malicious ways. So then, I finally 'get it' then he leaves.

The biggest change in my personal life is that I no longer 'listen and trust' everyone I talk to. I believe if I had not been persuaded to act how others wanted me to at Prince events, my story would have a totally diferent outcome. It made me stronger and more able to say 'no,' I'm going my own way. I . Sometimes I've felt as if those close to Pince would dictate to him who he could talk to or who he could hang out with or date. So in that respect both Prince and I had others telling us what to do, what not to do, some definite lies thrown in for fun too. The hope I felt when Prince was alive is with him because it left me when he did. I don't feel like meeting anyone or going anywhere. So opposite when Prince was alive, I'd spend weeks trying to pack exactly what I might need, if I had a chance to see him and go be with purple friends. I'd keep busy getting ready for weeks, months, years, however long it took to bring him back home. I didn't mean to sound like Debbie Downer, we all knew Prince differently. I want and hope that anyone who reads this has the Happiest New Year ever, and that we all find Peace and Eternal Love in our Hearts!!

We are sure to hear new talent. I recently heard a song named 'Revolution' and the artist who wrote it and plays it, said that he was channeling Prince while writing it. I'm not sure if I would be able to post the link so I won't. It's so sad that this site ban so much, the opposite of what Prince believed...he wanted us to feel FREE <3 Thanks for letting me say what Prince means to me heart


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Reply #26 posted 01/06/17 9:23am

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herb4 said:

It seemed to put the final nail in my marraige. My wife filed for divorce 2 days before Prinvce died. We had met at the ONA concert and played "The One" at our wedding. Seemed very symbolic.



Sorry to hear that dude, but when a door shuts another one opens. I'm sure things will get better.
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