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A teacher I cared deeply about at one point in my life taught that there are those among us who function fully from our PERSONALITY, ESSENCE and the widest UNIVERSAL part of us.

PERSONALITY= the theatrical part of us we use to function well in the world around us.

ESSENCE= our “soul fragrance”. The information we can pick up about another person without knowing much about them at all.

UNIVERSAL= The ultimate life force we each carry and are connected by. The rare few have ready access to this.

Most of us seem to have access to one or two of these but rarely all three.

We know who these people are intuitively. They are fishers of men. We are hooked by their innate charisma and ease in their unconventional skins. They ooze a laser life force we can only hope to embody someday.

The current Pope, JFK, Picasso, Marlon Brando, Maya Angelou are a few who come to mind in my estimation.

Authenticity, fearlessness, conviction, old-soul wisdom, somehow outside of time, leadership, ability to grab the populous by the scruff of the neck and shake us.

My sense is that PRINCEwho passed away today falls into this category as well.

Some rarified air surrounded him.

He seemed skilled at protecting his gold so that only every once in awhile we were gifted by the symphony that was him.

We are richer for his keeping us company for awhile.

Rest now…We were moved by you.


7 Responses to “Prince”

  1. Joe on April 21st, 2016

    And I have been enriched by having you as a friend.

  2. Alexis on April 21st, 2016

    Thank you Cathy. He was definitely a force. A tour de force. He moved so many.

  3. Debra Moody on April 21st, 2016

    Your words; not unlike Prince; truly move me. Thanks, pal.

  4. Barry on April 22nd, 2016

    Prince was PERMISSION to be yourself, and have it celebrated!!!

  5. Pam on April 22nd, 2016

    As Bryan stated, Prince was a force for love.

  6. gerry harty on April 23rd, 2016

    Prince was a highly evolved Soul…RIP

  7. Jann Tenenbaum on April 27th, 2016

    As soon as I started reading this poem about Prince I knew I was in good hands and that you would say what I needed to say and help me understand how individual and creative he was. I am not surprised you identify with him.

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