Ode to Prince

I haven’t been more saddened by the death of Prince since Jerry Garcia’s. I’ve been listening to Prince music all morning (I’ve been up several hours because I keep very weird hours).

Studying – getting super overwhelmed.  Instead of breathing into a paper bag, I’ve been practiced some Yin with my pretty substantial Prince playlist. It brings up so many memories.  He was such a flippin’ amazing artist.  RIP dude.

I think one of my favorite memories of high school was scoring tickets to his Purple Rain Concert.  He simply blew my mind on Christmas Eve that year.  Mom only said I could go if I could be pleasant the next day when we went to Grandma and Grandpa’s house the following morning.  Let’s just say that I was extremely overtired from an fun evening.  I might even be able to scrounge a few pictures of how utterly exhausted I was at that X-mas party (but I need to walk the dogs and go teach a 9 a.m class – which means I gotta roll)!!!!  But I kept my end of the bargain and there are no regrets.

Mom would have Kicked My Ass if she knew that I listened to Prince’s Controversy like a kazillion times.

Life is so precious. Live it to the fullest.  I’m gonna try to as well

4 thoughts on “Ode to Prince

  1. Hey Theresa,

    Sorry to just drop in here – I just wanted to say thanks for taking me to that concert long ago, and for getting me to appreciate Prince’s music. When I heard the news, I thought of you and that show, and I hope you are doing okay. I also had the memory of sitting in a tent with Larry Greenwood at the MN state track meet, cranking “When Doves Cry” and going “what’s this about? I think I like it!” I was impressed back then how you got all his earlier work, and some of those songs seemed even more important to you, because they weren’t as well-known as “Purple Rain,” like “Controversy,” and that “you can use your seat-cushion as a flotation device” song :-).

    So anyway, thanks for broadening my horizons back in the day. All the best to you and your family.

    Brett

    1. Departing Rochester later this morning after short trip. Brings back so many memories I sorta think I might cry. The first thing I saw at MSP was a Prince memorabilia. Hit a major nerve. It took me down a memory thought tendril. I’m sure glad we went to this concert. And more experiences of course. Blessings

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