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Thread started 07/06/16 12:18pm

4everinmylife

How are you all doing?

Don't want no bitching here, just want to know how you are all doing???

Me... Still in shock. Still playing his music non stop. Still don't want to hear anything else right now. Playing his music extra loud in my car too, as I just want everyone to hear it & to show them how amazing he was. Feel guilty as hell though, if I skip/fast forward a song on any album.

Have days where I kind of forget & carry on as normal, then have days where the tears just flow & flow out of nowhere & I feel completely empty.Sometimes it feels he has been gone forever & other days it feels like it was yesterday.

Just so grateful that he created so much music and in so many different styles.

Find myself listening to songs and hearing the lyrics differently. Like the lyrics from The Vault - 'There is lonely and there is lonely & there is how I feel right now' really hurt to hear. Also the lyrics to Wherever u go, whatever u do from Rave to the joy, are a true inspiration & the song that is helping me right now. Every parent should sing this to their child.
I always wanted to let him know just how much his music changed my life and that he meant the world to me & often thought of sending a letter. I know the chances of him getting the letter would of been very slim (I'm sure he got many), but at least i would of known that I sent it, when he was still here with us.

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Reply #1 posted 07/06/16 12:30pm

CalhounSq

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not good... keep thinking I'm starting to move on, then I have a cry! disbelief I'll get there... someday confused

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 #2 posted 07/06/16 12:38pm

Bunsterdk

Better, not good, but it's not the only thing going on in my life. Nearing the first anniversary of losing my beloved uncle to cancer much too young, and that's just some of it. Kind of depressed I guess, but the music helps me deal with it all and eventually this too shall pass. One of my mottos. :-)

I'm beginning to look ahead, not back, and I do actually believe he'll be back here on earth one day, just as he himself expected to. And then the music will never stop. That helps me a lot to think about. biggrin
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Reply #3 posted 07/06/16 1:49pm

Militant

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I cycle through all the different stages of grief. I've lost a lot of people close to me, and what hurts the most is that understanding of it. Like, I remember how the numbness feels. It's becoming a familiar process and that's the worst thing.


More than anything I miss just knowing that he was here with us. Somewhere, singing, writing, just.... here.


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Reply #4 posted 07/06/16 2:14pm

AnnaStesia10

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Same here militant, 2015 - 2016 has sucked for me in regards to loss. And losing Prince this yr just put a cherry top of the f'd up ice cream. Like so many I personally was hit hard with the loss of Prince and thought by now I would be somewhat ok. But I am not.
"A strong spirit transcends rules." - Prince
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Reply #5 posted 07/06/16 2:18pm

XxAxX

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i'm okay. but, i'm always gonna miss his positivity

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Reply #6 posted 07/06/16 2:31pm

Hifidelity67

I lost my two fav artists .. it sux .. how am I supposed to be? Im beyond tore up m sad.

[Edited 7/6/16 18:11pm]

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Reply #7 posted 07/06/16 2:42pm

2020

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Summer just isnt the same....

2016 kinda sux

The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

Remember there is only one destination and that place is U
All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #8 posted 07/06/16 3:04pm

ldmendes

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Can't stop listening to Prince. But that's 'arite. I'm improving, listening to artists Prince liked as well as Prince. My family thinks I'm losing it, so I have to do it on the down low.

..Hello, who is it?
Yes, this is a prettyman, Princey!
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Reply #9 posted 07/06/16 3:12pm

bluenotes

I'm struggling. Just confused, heart-broken and even lonely in a way.

The only time it subsides is when I'm alone, playing his music on my guitar. I get the strongest sensation that he's right there in the room. This has never happened to me before. I started to tell someone about it recently but decided not to bc I'm already "obsessed with Prince."

I'm a full grown woman but several times a day still, I just wish he'd come back.

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Reply #10 posted 07/06/16 3:18pm

CROWNS1

For me it's different with Prince than any other musician because so much was kept out of eyes and ears and now the internet is flooded and there is so much to watch and hear, it is unbelievable. I want to see all I can before the web sheriff takes it all away. I read on here from people that Prince was fine, he had what he wanted and did what he dreamed of...but there is something haunting about him. I feel a sadness around him that I just can't explain. Maybe it's just my own sadness and his death reminding me of my own mortality...I don't know. I can't put my finger on it really. I just can't shake the feeling that for all he accomplished, for all he had and for all he gave, there was a deep sadness there. I hope I'm wrong.

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Reply #11 posted 07/06/16 3:21pm

Genesia

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I heard Empty Room today and thought, "Now I know how he must have felt when he wrote that."

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #12 posted 07/06/16 4:01pm

Marrk

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I feel I'm doing OK at last. His music is a different listen now. Other artists I've loved have passed away and that has helped a bit in terms of Prince leaving. I know i can't ever enjoy his music the same as I once did though. Knowing he's gone just changes EVERYTHING. sad

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #13 posted 07/06/16 4:13pm

KoolEaze

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Militant said:

I cycle through all the different stages of grief. I've lost a lot of people close to me, and what hurts the most is that understanding of it. Like, I remember how the numbness feels. It's becoming a familiar process and that's the worst thing.


More than anything I miss just knowing that he was here with us. Somewhere, singing, writing, just.... here.


Right? Knowing that he´s no longer with us on this planet is a feeling I still have to get used to. It may sound corny but life just isn´t the same anymore.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #14 posted 07/06/16 4:15pm

BillieBalloon

Militant said:




More than anything I miss just knowing that he was here with us. Somewhere, singing, writing, just.... here.




Same here
Baby, you're a star.

Meet me in another world, space and joy
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Reply #15 posted 07/06/16 4:41pm

beautifulone7

BillieBalloon said:

Militant said:




More than anything I miss just knowing that he was here with us. Somewhere, singing, writing, just.... here.


Same here

I feel the same. His absence in this dimension is very real to me and I feel emptiness knowing he is not around singing, writing, producing, playing, etc. The Sheila E tribute actually made it worse because her screaming and sliding like him made me sad realizing he would never be around to do it again.

The world (my world) is not the same.

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Reply #16 posted 07/06/16 4:43pm

jodznsez

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not great.

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listening to songs and looking at pictures I'm now fine with and enjoying again after initial sadness.

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Watching videos/live shows I'm struggling with a bit. Sometims I'm high on how good it is, other times have to turn it off.

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What really gets me is watching people talk about him, or watching people enjoying his music live. As that really connects and upsets me.

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Reply #17 posted 07/06/16 4:45pm

jodznsez

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beautifulone7 said:

BillieBalloon said:

Militant said: Same here

I feel the same. His absence in this dimension is very real to me and I feel emptiness knowing he is not around singing, writing, producing, playing, etc. The Sheila E tribute actually made it worse because her screaming and sliding like him made me sad realizing he would never be around to do it again.

The world (my world) is not the same.

Yeah I agree with tribute comment. As great as it was, it really made him being gone hit home. As all those on stage were funking and dancing and singing with him not being the leader or a part of that just hit home in a massive way.

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Reply #18 posted 07/06/16 4:51pm

LadyAlchemy

I feel exactly the same with OP and many people here.


I feel left out without making any progress as the rest of the world move on. Often times the idea that he is no longer here hits me afresh and I am shocked all over again. What...How come...What... I don't know how to reconcile with what should be a hard cold fact.


Then, I feel as if letting go is granting the world the right to go on without him. They can't, I can't.


So I started to hold a torch after his passing and there is not a single day that I don't feel regret that I didn't tell him I loved him and appreciated his music so much. I didn't tell anyone around me I was a massive fan and I feel bad about it, too.


I came to realise that I was assured so much by the simple knowledge that he was about somewhere, doing his own Princey things. I would picture him being impossible in his many adorable ways or him at a kitchen table writing lyrics and the world was a happier, warmer, magical place just by that. Again, I don't know how to even start to comprehend the world that does not contain him.


I am so grateful for this place where we can safely mourn. And Whereever U go whatever U do is my tune of obsession, too! Such an underappreciated album as it was discussed in a recent thread.
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Reply #19 posted 07/06/16 4:54pm

eightiesbrat

Overall, much better than before. Still focused very much on Prince, still haven't been able to go back to listening to other music just yet. Still the occasional bout with tears. But I definitely am feeling so much appreciation and gratitude, which has been good for me as initially I was focused just on the grief , sadness and emptiness. Looking ahead . . .no Prince. . .that was the primary thought I had before and I no longer dwell on that.

We all want the stuff that's found in our wildest dreams. . .
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Reply #20 posted 07/06/16 5:39pm

Mumio

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disbelief sigh shake Sort of in a cloud...until I get hit with the reality again and cry. It's not 24/7, but it's a lot of my time. I feel like watery eyes are a permanent state of affairs for me. I just can't seem to accept that he is gone.

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #21 posted 07/06/16 5:58pm

babynoz

Militant said:

I cycle through all the different stages of grief. I've lost a lot of people close to me, and what hurts the most is that understanding of it. Like, I remember how the numbness feels. It's becoming a familiar process and that's the worst thing.


More than anything I miss just knowing that he was here with us. Somewhere, singing, writing, just.... here.




That's it exactly. I was content just knowing that he was somewhere doing whatever. Now it's like the world doesn't make sense anymore.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #22 posted 07/06/16 6:26pm

DarlingKris

I'm healing. It still feels weird though
Forever In My Life, forever in my heart. I love you Prince Rogers Nelson heart
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Reply #23 posted 07/06/16 6:40pm

Nodin

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For me it still changes from day to day, but mostly still sadness and a sense of being alone. He's the 1st thing I think about when I wake in the morning and the last I think about in bed at night. I feel like he's trying to teach me or tell something that I'm just not getting yet. I'm short tempered with people in my life who have no idea why (except my son, he knows) and still can't listen to some of his music. I watched "Purple Rain with my son when it 1st happened to share his work with him (he's only 11 so never knew about him), but now can't bring myself to watch any of his films even though I loved them them all. But his Lovesexy tour video from Germany makes me smile, however I have to skip when he sings "The Cross". It turns me inside out neutral

"Give me back the time, you can keep the memories"
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Reply #24 posted 07/06/16 7:06pm

mimi1956

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Like most here it seems, not good. Can't believe the depth of the hole his loss has left. I've said in several posts, nobody except when I lost my daughter 12 years ago the 26th of this month, ever hit me like this. I don't understand it, it doesn't feel like it will ever heal. I can't listen to anybody eles songs, I'd feel so disloyal. I haven't even begun to feel like a scab is forming, the wound is fresh. I guess because we don't know the total why that this happened. Everything is just a giant question mark.

admission is easy, just say U believe, then come 2 this place in your heart.
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Reply #25 posted 07/06/16 7:13pm

AnonymousFan

I still cry some mornings, I think about it a lot more than I probably should (more than a few times a day), I've developed a compulsion to being on here - I feel like I have to, I either feel really irritable, sad, or really blah. Definitely better than I was the first week, though.

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Reply #26 posted 07/06/16 7:28pm

derrick31

I think about Prince everyday. I think about my own mortality a lot more now. I see life a lot differently now to be honest.
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Reply #27 posted 07/06/16 7:30pm

benni

I go along okay, but then something triggers me (a look someone gets that reminds me of Prince, a song, a picture) and then I have the sudden thought, "He's gone", and I'm crying all over again and in shock because it doesn't seem possible. It still does not make sense to me. I'm not sure that it ever will.

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Reply #28 posted 07/06/16 8:02pm

leslievette

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derrick31 said:

I think about Prince everyday. I think about my own mortality a lot more now. I see life a lot differently now to be honest.

Same here. I've said on an older thread, I'm not really "afraid" of death anymore. I guess it's knowing that he'll be up there too...it's comforting in a way. However, it still seems unreal and I'm just waiting to wake up from this horrific nightmare disbelief

From now on, 4 U I shall be wild 💜
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Reply #29 posted 07/06/16 9:33pm

Friendlygal

I think the hardest part for me is being alone in my grief, as most of my friends and family were not big fans.. I loved Prince since I was a young girl but got busy with life and was not able to follow his career as closely as I wanted. Being here has allowed me to grieve with others who are also hurting. Thank you!
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