Apollonia’s Letter to Prince

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My Dear Prince,

I have never known you to leave the stage so early.

4 long, dreadful months have passed since God welcomed you home. I miss you so much, the pain is unbearable, making it hard to breathe. Grief, depression, anger, and loneliness are like those bullies who taunted me in grade school. They have been relentless. My life has been a vortex of rage and despair. Waves of sadness washing away the pieces of my broken heart. My own personal hell on Earth. I feel like your widow.

I see you everywhere. I see you in everything. I know you wanted to live. You were so happy to be getting your music back. You told me of all your plans. Your plans for me. For A6. I was so excited because you were going to bring me back to Paisley Park to see the finished Purple Rain Room with our images in murals painted on the walls. You wanted to celebrate with A6 and present to us our Platinum Albums. Continue reading

#PrinceDay: June 7th

Anyone who follows this blog, or on social media, knows that Prince’s untimely passing has had a real personal impact on me. That in bonding with others through these channels and seeing their grief, sorrow, and reliving their memories has helped collectively to make it easier. Below is an exhaustive collection of the posts so far, and there will be many throughout the day, as we celebrate what would have been his 58th birthday.

It’s been 46 days, 17 hours, 30 minutes since the news broke:

  1. Prince: RIP
  2. PRINCE: New Yorker RIP Tribute
  3. Prince Tribute by Robin Lee
  4. Prince Symbol NC Bathrooms
  5. Good Night, Sweet Prince
  6. The illustrated guide and gif to Prince Hairstyles
  7. Prince+Shelia E: A Love Bizarre
  8. Why Prince Doesn’t Have a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
  9. Prince: I wanna be your lover
  10. Prince: Batdance Remix (Ft Big Daddy Kane)
  11. Put Prince on the 20. Do it. DO IT NOW!!
  12. PRINCE: New Girl setlist
  13. Prince Tribute: Shelia E.
  14. Walk, Don’t Walk. na-Nah-na-na-nahhh
  15. PRINCE: Genius Tribute by Reverend
  16.  The Urgency of Life at a Time of Death
  17. Prince’s Women and Me
  18. No One Can Cry the Way Tracy Cried
  19. Prince’s first interview: HS newspaper
  20. Dearly Beloved…
  21. Prince’s Eyes Would Light Up When He Started Performing
  22. Anything beautiful is worth getting hurt for
  23. Stevie Wonder: Prince ‘Took Music to a Whole Other Place’
  24. It’s been 7 hours, and 13 days…
  25. My Sixtine Chapelle in Paisley Park
  26. Prince’s Memory Deserves Better
  27. PRINCE: Rock God Guitar Solo
  28. PRINCE: Rolling Stone Cover
  29. PRINCE: The Prince Experience Vol 1
  30. Been gone, 17 days… [live piano version]
  31. PRINCE: Dolls
  32. PRINCE: Pose
  33. PRINCE: #EBONYlovesPrince 
  34. Kid Creole Remembers Prince
  35. This Is What It Sounds Like.
  36. Syncopated Ladies Salute A Legend  [Prince]
  37. PRINCE: Star Tribune Tribute Covers
  38. PRINCE: Moonbeam Levels
  39. #PRINCEPartyBK: Born Day Party
  40. That Time I Opened Tower Records Early So Prince Could Shop
  41. TONY GUA: My Horny Pony

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