Donnatella’s Space pays tribute to the one and only Prince on the first anniversary of his death.
Today, April 21st marks one year since music icon, Prince died and the music world lost its main flavour. It’s difficult for me to commemorate this anniversary when I still haven’t really come to terms with his death and I probably never will. To summarise him for this #PrinceDay post, as a writer, not an adoring fan is something I’ve been stalling for weeks and now, on the day I’m freestyling.
Multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist, genius, smart, witty, philanthropist, spiritual, leader, sexy, fashion icon, inspirational, magical, captivating, beautiful are just a teaspoon in the pot of the countless things Prince means to me. His death shocked and shook the world; even people that don’t dig him were stunned by his sudden passing at his home, Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota at just 57 years old.
As a musician, Prince trod the waters of every genre and ran with it. Whatever your mood, Prince has written a song about it. Many are influenced by him but there will never be another like him. To experience his music is a purple bliss, to have seen him live is an unforgettable blessing for which I’ll forever be eternally grateful. Prince lived and breathed music and that’s the legacy he’s left behind for many generations to come. Today, minus a few tearful reflective moments, celebrating his music is what I’ve done. My dream of meeting him will never happen but I do hope to visit Paisley Park one day, to see where the magic happened and feel closer to him through his spirit that will live on through the people who loved him forever.
To everyone honouring Prince today, stay purple and get funky.