I was going to write a post today about my new chapbook but I frankly don’t care much about that today or this week or for a little bit at least because of the news I got this morning.
Today we lost Prince, and as most of y’all know, Prince is important to me as a writer and as a human. There’s a certain love there, even though he’s not a person I have ever met, and so there’s a grief here. And it’s a grief that can’t be filled with gifs or jokes or words.
So there are no words. Even though I’m making words right now.
I want to say thank you to everyone who has reached out to me and who continues to reach out. Those close to me know that this has been a trying time for me personally and that Prince saved my life before I got sick with the kidney things and that he has continued to be a place I turn to in my moments of despair. Right now I can’t listen to his music. I hope I can again soon. But I am glad to have people I love and who love me who will talk to me about Prince. Everyone from my BFFs to my grandmother to my readers to the barista at my Starbucks has expressed love today and it means a lot and I hope that we can all always be so loving to each other, in times of grief or otherwise.~ read more ~