Prince of Hearts


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Music is my drug. It’s how I cope with many things. If I’m driving, there’s music on. If I’m writing, there’s music on. When I feel big things, I turn on the songs that express those feelings. If I think back on nearly any phase in my life, or the big events, there is a song that goes with it. So the musicians that make that music mean something to me. Their creativity and expression impacts me, daily.

Thursday, when a friend messaged me a picture of Prince, I was totally confused. “I’ve got mad love for Prince, but what’s up?” I messaged back. It seemed like the strangest text, from this particular friend: a photo of Prince, with no words. When he texted back that Prince was dead at 57, my brain froze. What? How could that be possible?…

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