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Thread started 08/01/16 4:06pm

nursev

3 1/2 months later how R Prince fans coping

Its been 3 1/2 months since we lost our musical hero Prince and its been tough getting along with life, but how R U coping? Have U put it all into perspective yet? Or do U just not talk about it to none Prince fans? I just dont talk about it with people outside of the org...they dont understand eek

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Reply #1 posted 08/01/16 4:14pm

jodznsez

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still not great.... over the shock, but now the most upsetting part starts as he's not here making music no more.

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Reply #2 posted 08/01/16 4:15pm

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I miss him. Some days I get sad about it but I'm no longer baffled or shocked about the way it happened.

I check in on here because out my close friends and family, it hit me the hardest (the extent of my grief shocked even me!)

Any aggravation I feel is usually due to skewered media reports and hearsay,but then I a always felt that way when he was alive..

I cannot yet watch live concert footage though.

But I have faith to see him again someday and it helps alot.
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Reply #3 posted 08/01/16 4:15pm

Mumio

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nursev said:

Its been 3 1/2 months since we lost our musical hero Prince and its been tough getting along with life, but how R U coping? Have U put it all into perspective yet? Or do U just not talk about it to none Prince fans? I just dont talk about it with people outside of the org...they dont understand eek

neutral I am managing. It's better than it was but oh boy, when one of those moments hit out of nowhere.....look out. I am a freaking mess and it takes a while to get past that. I keep feelings like this to myself and don't allow any of it out there in front of others. It's just too damn private and painful.

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #4 posted 08/01/16 4:16pm

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jodznsez said:

still not great.... over the shock, but now the most upsetting part starts as he's not here making music no more.

I know I thought about this last night while I was driving home from work and listening to a Prince cd...how sad it is that he wont be making any new music ever. Really bothered me still.

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Reply #5 posted 08/01/16 4:19pm

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I miss him. Some days I get sad about it but I'm no longer baffled or shocked about the way it happened. I check in on here because out my close friends and family, it hit me the hardest (the extent of my brief shocked even me!) Any aggravation I feel is usually due to skewered media reports and hearsay,but then I a always felt that way when he was alive.. I cannot yet watch live concert footage though. But I have faith to see him again someday and it helps alot.

You know the sadness from Princes death still shocks me...I mean some of us never met the man and yet its been really hard getting over this. Its interesting when you look at it and see just how much he touched people through his work and that is a powerful thing. I wonder if he knew how much he really touched people.

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Reply #6 posted 08/01/16 4:21pm

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Mumio said:

nursev said:

Its been 3 1/2 months since we lost our musical hero Prince and its been tough getting along with life, but how R U coping? Have U put it all into perspective yet? Or do U just not talk about it to none Prince fans? I just dont talk about it with people outside of the org...they dont understand eek

neutral I am managing. It's better than it was but oh boy, when one of those moments hit out of nowhere.....look out. I am a freaking mess and it takes a while to get past that. I keep feelings like this to myself and don't allow any of it out there in front of others. It's just too damn private and painful.

Its very painful still and I feel like I keep cycling back and forth out of it and then back again. I see a picture of him or hear and song and get sad again eek

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Reply #7 posted 08/01/16 4:23pm

nursev

The moment Crucial came on in my car and I heard that voice I felt sad to know that voice is gone eek

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Reply #8 posted 08/01/16 4:25pm

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nursev said:



selah said:


I miss him. Some days I get sad about it but I'm no longer baffled or shocked about the way it happened. I check in on here because out my close friends and family, it hit me the hardest (the extent of my brief shocked even me!) Any aggravation I feel is usually due to skewered media reports and hearsay,but then I a always felt that way when he was alive.. I cannot yet watch live concert footage though. But I have faith to see him again someday and it helps alot.

You know the sadness from Princes death still shocks me...I mean some of us never met the man and yet its been really hard getting over this. Its interesting when you look at it and see just how much he touched people through his work and that is a powerful thing. I wonder if he knew how much he really touched people.



He must have. He was most alive performing! That organic,give and take experience is too real to deny. He left it all out there and the audience gave it back.
He knew
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Reply #9 posted 08/01/16 4:31pm

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jodznsez said:

still not great.... over the shock, but now the most upsetting part starts as he's not here making music no more.


That's it. I am fine, but I keep thinking of all the music we'll never get. We would have listened to at least a couple of new songs by now if he was still alive. And as hopeful as I am that we will get a lot of amazing stuff from the vault, we will never hear anything new. And the realisation breaks my heart again...
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Reply #10 posted 08/01/16 4:32pm

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I'm doing better. Discovering 20TEN has helped me get back to enjoying his music, but I still have a limit on what I can listen to across the catalogue (unless I feel open enough to cry, or can afford the time). I guess I'm no longer in shock. I still try not to think about the how & why, & I still REALLY mourn his physical being - he was just so beautiful, it's so sad to me that all that fine is no more. disbelief
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 #11 posted 08/01/16 4:35pm

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nursev said:

Mumio said:

neutral I am managing. It's better than it was but oh boy, when one of those moments hit out of nowhere.....look out. I am a freaking mess and it takes a while to get past that. I keep feelings like this to myself and don't allow any of it out there in front of others. It's just too damn private and painful.

Its very painful still and I feel like I keep cycling back and forth out of it and then back again. I see a picture of him or hear and song and get sad again eek

Yes. This.

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #12 posted 08/01/16 4:39pm

nursev

selah said:

nursev said:

You know the sadness from Princes death still shocks me...I mean some of us never met the man and yet its been really hard getting over this. Its interesting when you look at it and see just how much he touched people through his work and that is a powerful thing. I wonder if he knew how much he really touched people.

He must have. He was most alive performing! That organic,give and take experience is too real to deny. He left it all out there and the audience gave it back. He knew wink

Hopefully was more aware and comfortable with it later in life wink

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Reply #13 posted 08/01/16 4:40pm

nursev

CalhounSq said:

I'm doing better. Discovering 20TEN has helped me get back to enjoying his music, but I still have a limit on what I can listen to across the catalogue (unless I feel open enough to cry, or can afford the time). I guess I'm no longer in shock. I still try not to think about the how & why, & I still REALLY mourn his physical being - he was just so beautiful, it's so sad to me that all that fine is no more. disbelief

I truly just miss knowing that Prince was on this planet...he was just a beautiful man inside and out wink I guess Im glad just to have experienced it all cool

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Reply #14 posted 08/01/16 4:42pm

nursev

Mumio said:

nursev said:

Its very painful still and I feel like I keep cycling back and forth out of it and then back again. I see a picture of him or hear and song and get sad again eek

Yes. This.

I dont know how long it will last...just dealing with it all

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Reply #15 posted 08/01/16 4:54pm

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Hey V wink The first 2 wks were the worst, didn't sleep much, woke up crying, never been online so much...then I went kinda numb. Now I get ambushed randomly & tears etc come. It's very, very sad.
"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
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Reply #16 posted 08/01/16 5:00pm

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Like you all that have posted so far on this topic, I have my up and down moments. I think I am still in shock. I don't talk about Prince any longer with family or friends because sadly, they were not into Prince like I am. Hence why I am hooked on the Org lately, it is part therapeutic for me and part informative.

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Sometimes listening to his music or viewing his concerts helps me and then other times it makes me miss him more and remorseful that we will never get to plan for a concert or listen to new music. I think I will feel a little better (I hope) when the family and investigators make an official statement in regards to his passing.

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We are all in this thang together. I hope a lot of you all can go to the memorial in MPLS in October, I think that will help heal a lot of the fans. I cannot go, I am in Cali and unfortunately cannot swing the money right now. I wish I could this fact saddens me too!

"A strong spirit transcends rules." - Prince
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Reply #17 posted 08/01/16 5:19pm

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It's not his no longer being around 4 me 2 hear his latest music, or experience another gig. It's him, the person, no longer being here that upsets me the most. And from a more selfish, personal perspective, he's been with me on this journey 4 thirty yrs & I'm just not used 2 his absence in my world.
"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
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Reply #18 posted 08/01/16 5:22pm

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I am sorry Nina B for how you feel, I hear you! And I understand! I agree with you.

U r not alone.

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Reply #19 posted 08/01/16 5:24pm

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sigh we used to have a purple star twinkling on our horizon here in minneapolis but now the world is a lot less shiny. this summer just isn't feeling the same as the past 35 summers...

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Reply #20 posted 08/01/16 5:32pm

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AnnaStesia10 said:

I am sorry Nina B for how you feel, I hear you! And I understand! I agree with you.


U r not alone.


hug Eye no. Lots & lots of people really love & appreciate him. Not just the star, but the real person with ups & downs like the rest of us.
"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
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Reply #21 posted 08/01/16 5:37pm

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XxAxX said:

sigh we used to have a purple star twinkling on our horizon here in minneapolis but now the world is a lot less shiny. this summer just isn't feeling the same as the past 35 summers...


hug I've dreamed of visiting 4 sooo many yrs...now I don't want 2. It's all so strange.
"We just let people talk & say whatever they want 2 say. 9 times out of 10, trust me, what's out there now, I wouldn't give nary one of these folks the time of day. That's why I don't say anything back, because there's so much that's wrong" - P, Dec '15
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Reply #22 posted 08/01/16 5:38pm

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I would say better most days, some days are easier than others, but I've stopped (mostly) playing all my albums on a constant loop. I still have only listened to Prince and haven't put on anything or anyone else. I also (like most of us) have stopped talking about it to those who didn't love Prince. I've become weary with people correcting my verb tense for him and telling me, ever so gently, that it's time to move on.

I'm torn about all the Youtube videos...I am so glad they are there--makes it easier to make it through and it was a joy to play some for my university students (the acoustics in the lecture hall were impressive!)--yet-he wouldn't have wanted them there. I also really am grateful for the org and certain threads (pics!). For the first month I played videos and songs for my friends so they'd know what I was talking about when I said he was amazing. I think that helped a lot, since my good friends let me work him into conversation; don't mind if I put on an album that I think they'll love while we chat (some of them make requests now--The Vault is a favourite for them); and some of my friends have kept checking in to make sure I'm okay.

What's been really lovely has been meeting friends that have also loved Prince more or less in secret all these years. It's not like it was once where one of the first things you talked about with new people was your favourite music. Trading stories and playing the 'top 10 albums/top ten songs' with them has been really therapeutic.

I always said that there was time: Prince will play another concert; he'll make a new album; he'll rerelease something that he only did a strange way before (like 20ten--couldn't bear to buy the Daily Mail and now regret not owning it). What still hurts, and will always hurt, is the 'never' of it all now.

I'm just a crazy fool, lost in the world of love
I get from crazy you, oh, I'm so strung out
Thinking 'bout the crazy things you do, crazy you
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Reply #23 posted 08/01/16 5:39pm

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I don't speak about him to anyone other than you all here on the org. Especially not my family, I think they started to worry for a minute there and some still do. He's all I listen to now, and I spend majority of my free time watching footage and videos that I never had access to/seen before. I feel like if I constantly keep him going (music/videos) it's as if he hasn't left us so I can't get myself to pull away. At least not anytime soon, not sure when it'll pass if ever. I think the "shock" is gone, but the hurt and the pain is not. I think about all the "What if's" on a daily basis, and wonder had I done this, or had I gone here would things be different somehow. Not with how things ended, but more so the experiences. Constant disbelief. I find myself getting emotional over the most random things. For instance, I noted in another thread that as I was watching PR the other night (for the first time since that day), I became overwhelmed with sadness while Jerome and Morris were dancing to Jungle Love. Of all things! I saw Jerome and it immediately brought me back to the BET tribute, seeing him up there with Sheila. I never know when it'll hit me next, that's the worst part. You all here have made it easier whether you're aware or not so I geniunely thank you all heart

From now on, 4 U I shall be wild 💜
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Reply #24 posted 08/01/16 5:47pm

morningsong

It's going to take a very, very long time. And even then it won't be complete. This went deeper than I would have ever imagined.

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Reply #25 posted 08/02/16 4:56am

saviour7

It's not getting any easier💔I still can't believe he has passed away. I find myself balling my eyes out and sobbing at night thinking about him.All of the clips on yt are beautiful to see but they tear me apart just like I'm sure they do for all of you.When a random new release from another artist pops up in my feed I can't handle it..(I've listened to nothing but Prince since that horrible day& I will continue to do so,I can never stop the music..can't stop Prince)never will there be a release from Prince himself again,Never will he be up all hours of the night/morning creating music..paisley park uhh I can't believe he is not there anymore.Ive not talked to anyone about him for a while now just keeping it to myself, I'm just here on the org to feel connected but I've to much to say and I feel like I ramble on so I've been holding off on posting anything.Emptiness and sadness ..heartbreak over and over again because there will never be another like Prince. I just miss him I miss everything that we have lost ..but I'm greatfull for everything we had.Uhh cries💔💔💔💔💔💔💔
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Reply #26 posted 08/02/16 5:01am

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I miss his presence on this planet a lot, especially while listening to his music.

" 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 #27 posted 08/02/16 5:03am

saviour7

leslievette said:

I don't speak about him to anyone other than you all here on the org. Especially not my family, I think they started to worry for a minute there and some still do. He's all I listen to now, and I spend majority of my free time watching footage and videos that I never had access to/seen before. I feel like if I constantly keep him going (music/videos) it's as if he hasn't left us so I can't get myself to pull away. At least not anytime soon, not sure when it'll pass if ever. I think the "shock" is gone, but the hurt and the pain is not. I think about all the "What if's" on a daily basis, and wonder had I done this, or had I gone here would things be different somehow. Not with how things ended, but more so the experiences. Constant disbelief. I find myself getting emotional over the most random things. For instance, I noted in another thread that as I was watching PR the other night (for the first time since that day), I became overwhelmed with sadness while Jerome and Morris were dancing to Jungle Love. Of all things! I saw Jerome and it immediately brought me back to the BET tribute, seeing him up there with Sheila. I never know when it'll hit me next, that's the worst part. You all here have made it easier whether you're aware or not so I geniunely thank you all heart


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Reply #28 posted 08/02/16 5:19am

dopedog

Have both good and bad days still. Good when i can listen to something and not feel a heartache, but it catches me out sometimes still, like when i was in my car listening to a playlist and free Urself came on, and i cried. That was last week. It also hurts when i look at upcoming concert adverts in magazines and i know i will never see another Prince one. And if i see a random picture somewhere i catch my breath and shake my head, just knowing the man, the person is no longer with us. I also cannot bring myself to listen to his final piano and microphone concert, even though i really really want to, but i think it would be too much for me still. It's better than it was though, i think...
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Reply #29 posted 08/02/16 5:23am

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I am not crying all the time now but I have periods where a tear will fall when I least expect it. I find it hard to think about him not being here. My family are sick of it so I keep it all to myself now but grateful I can come here and I have a friend I can text too - we keep in touch almost daily. So grateful for that. Miss him heaps though - and still only play him.

Thank you Prince for every note you left behind 💜
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