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Reply #30 posted 11/01/17 3:31pm

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blizzybiz said:

This is an interesting question. My opinion? I'm not a religious person, but I truly believe that Prince was gifted, touched, however you want to describe it, and was meant to do exactly what he did while here on Earth. Plain and simple. I don't know if you would call him a conduit for something, an old soul, a soul that has been on this earth before and intuitively knew and understood what his purpose was, but when I look at the totality of Prince, the only answer I can come up with is that he was truly gifted. He definitely had what was required to bring his dreams to fruition, i.e., being disciplined, driven, etc., but so are lots of other artists out there. But I don't think I've been in awe of someone as much as I am with Prince. I don't worship him or anything, but there is nothing in my life that gives me pause and think that, yes, there is a higher power, and some people are simply more in touch with that power than others. Or it's something we are all capable of, but someone like Prince somehow understand something that allowed him to tap into that "thing" and have that singular focus to literally "become" art. Everything about him is anathema to what I grew up with as far as music. His style, his mannerisms, the music he played. But he was like a magnet that forced people to at least acknowledge him and his talents. Even his size in my mind was part and parcel of the fact that Prince was simply meant to do what he did. Hell, I look at pictures of Prince and understand that he himself was art. And he knew it. THis really hits me when I listen to the "Deliverance" EP. Again, I'm not religious, don't go to church, own a Bible, etc., but listening to it, I almost feel like I'm getting the Holy Ghost or something at times. Anyway, just my .02.

I agree totally with your beautiful post. I believe he was the greatest musician, performer and performance artists in ages and his greatest creation' was 'Prince" the figure he created nurtured, defended and demanded respect for for decades...a icon made out of nothing but raw talent, drive, long hours, sweat...PRINCE was a piece of art...even without the music. RIP.

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Reply #31 posted 11/01/17 5:08pm

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Truth! cool

Bodhitheblackdog said:

blizzybiz said:

This is an interesting question. My opinion? I'm not a religious person, but I truly believe that Prince was gifted, touched, however you want to describe it, and was meant to do exactly what he did while here on Earth. Plain and simple. I don't know if you would call him a conduit for something, an old soul, a soul that has been on this earth before and intuitively knew and understood what his purpose was, but when I look at the totality of Prince, the only answer I can come up with is that he was truly gifted. He definitely had what was required to bring his dreams to fruition, i.e., being disciplined, driven, etc., but so are lots of other artists out there. But I don't think I've been in awe of someone as much as I am with Prince. I don't worship him or anything, but there is nothing in my life that gives me pause and think that, yes, there is a higher power, and some people are simply more in touch with that power than others. Or it's something we are all capable of, but someone like Prince somehow understand something that allowed him to tap into that "thing" and have that singular focus to literally "become" art. Everything about him is anathema to what I grew up with as far as music. His style, his mannerisms, the music he played. But he was like a magnet that forced people to at least acknowledge him and his talents. Even his size in my mind was part and parcel of the fact that Prince was simply meant to do what he did. Hell, I look at pictures of Prince and understand that he himself was art. And he knew it. THis really hits me when I listen to the "Deliverance" EP. Again, I'm not religious, don't go to church, own a Bible, etc., but listening to it, I almost feel like I'm getting the Holy Ghost or something at times. Anyway, just my .02.

I agree totally with your beautiful post. I believe he was the greatest musician, performer and performance artists in ages and his greatest creation' was 'Prince" the figure he created nurtured, defended and demanded respect for for decades...a icon made out of nothing but raw talent, drive, long hours, sweat...PRINCE was a piece of art...even without the music. RIP.

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