I got goosebumps tonight, scanning my social media feed and seeing a couple of references to Prince, which made me smile. Then I realized the outpouring of Prince videos and pictures was because he was gone. I thought ‘how could this be? he’s so young?’ well 14 years older than me. And that doesn’t seem so far down the line now.
I remember being a huge Purple Rain fan, driving down the highway in Montreal with the windows down and the radio turned up. Those rifts were such a part of my coming of age. I remember, “I only wanted to see you standing in the Purple Rain, Purple Rain.”
Lost loves, and turbulent times in my life but Prince takes me right back and I will miss knowing he is in the world. I am thankful for his music that meant so very much. Another one of my icons to say goodbye to far too soon.