As I was driving to the set this morning, I was very well prepared, relaxed, and so I decided to enjoy the drive in the rain and jam to my Prince playlist. I skipped over the random slow songs because I didn't want to break down in tears again. Well, I ended up shedding a few tears, but not because I was sad. Instead I was so happy to see the digital billboards into Philadelphia honoring Prince with images and the years he was with us. Of course I couldn't take pictures of them as I was driving, so I found some on the Internet from other cities around America. It's so beautiful.
I find it so comforting to see not only the USA acknowledging him, but the entire world. I'm so glad I was able to experience his years of making music, movies, videos, and concerts. Now that he's no longer with us, in the physical manner, I'm so glad I'm able to witness the out pouring of love as many people are sharing ways of what he meant to them. I can't think of another individual in recent memory who had this worldwide effect and again, I think it's beautiful.
I know why I'm still mourning him, but there are some who don't quite get why or how it is so upsetting to others since the majority of us have never actually met him. One of my new friends from a Prince fan page I follow, Ms. Vanessa Michele, summed it up best. I already personally thanked her for her words and I feel it's important for anyone to read them who might have trouble understanding why Prince's death is difficult for millions of people.
So, after you look at the billboard pics, read her post if you need to not feel alone. Thank you FB friends.