We are gathered here today
To get through this thing called life…” Prince
My love for Prince goes deeper than the music. He was the epitome of confidence and having a healthy self-esteem. While growing up as a teen, I dealt with my own self-esteem issues as teens normally do. Prince was that constant reminder to me that it was okay to be different and follow your own path. His eccentric personality was attractive and amazing. He was so creative in his appearance and music and managed to stay consistently the same throughout the totality of his life. Prince had a unique ability to surge his creativity throughout everything he did, from the clothes, to the music and even as a writer, producer, & singer.
Throughout the years, there have been several artist that fought for their right to own their music and identities. No one fought with the creative genius seen in Prince’s battle. I chuckle now, just thinking about how he even took control of his identity during a situation that could have been devastating to his career. His ability to own that moment, continue touring and making music, was inspiring. Some may say he was controlling but I think its the highest form of self-love, to want to take ownership in your career and artistry.
Although there were a lot of things that I loved about Prince, that were deep, such as his humor, intelligence, and overall kindness, I would be lying if I didn’t mention the obvious. Prince was the essence of SEXY. As many women will say, he is probably the only man that can wear mascara, straight hair, and heels, and still manage to be a sexy man. Even his love for women was attractive. He was also good at being mysterious, leaving his adoring fans wanting more. In some way, he was able to maintain the mystery of her personal life and even make it a part of his sex appeal.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a huge fan of Prince. My heart aches now and I can’t sleep. I always knew I would have a serious meltdown when he passed. All I can do is think about all of the wonderful music, movies, and documented concerts I’ve enjoyed over the years. Unfortunately, I did not have the pleasure of attending a live concert, which I am regretting every minute that has gone by since his passing. For me, the timing was never right. I am still a fan nonetheless, even beyond the popular, more notorious music. I love some of those rare finds that my older cousin introduced me to when I was about 14 years old. Above all, I loved the music. As many have said, he was a prolific musician and no one will ever compare. As we move towards celebrating his life, I hope that those responsible for his memorial, will carefully consider the artists chosen to honor him in song. Although, there is no replacement, please choose wisely.