When we started the celebration on the first day Damaris gave us a theme to keep in mind as we moved through the experience : “Watch, Learn, Teach, Repeat.”
These past several days were a welcome reminder to what’s truly important when it comes to Prince’s Legacy. Of course the music is phenomenal nothing like it…And nothing will ever probably be anything like it in our lifetime. Prince was an entertainer again the greatest to ever have done it. But what resonated the most from the people who have been around him throughout his career is the love and respect they have for him as a human man.
I love how the celebration really gave a well-rounded view of this man from his professional side to really all the aspects of Prince. They did not shy away from how sexual he could be because that is real. They did not shy away from how he was a hard-driving boss because that is real. They did not shy away from his graciousness and his kindness because that was real. They truly covered end end this man who has had such a huge impact on each of us and all of us at the same time.
Repeatedly and from many people who were close to him, we were all told that we are now the stewards of his legacy and that it’s time for us to own his legacy and spread it to others who have not been privy to it. I feel like I have received my marching orders during this experience not necessarily to just spread the legacy of Prince and his work, but also how he lived his life through adopting and incorporating those elements into my own life as well.
Those lessons are graciousness, acceptance, preservence, perception, grace, enlightenment, freedom, courage, and of course love. Everybody knows the “love 4 one another” tag but I feel like a lot of people say that a lot without really understanding what it means.
To spend 4 days in Prince’s home, really seeing that demonstrated by hundreds of fams has been an amazing and transformative and priceless experience, really. And it makes me really want to share that and grow that feeling so that others can feel it and share and grow it too. I love Prince’s music but the whole existence of his life is just so tremendous and yes it’s devastating that we’ve lost him in the form that we are used to experiencing, but I truly feel like he is still here with us and in an even more prevalent way and we can be with him and recognize him in that love that we have for others.
Was this event a cash grab? Absolutely! But I do not at all second guess the money I spent. And plan to attend again next year. And every year.
Next year, April 19-22. Save your coins now. I promise you won’t regret it.
Warnings: Just fluff, BUT an angsty/ feelsy ending
Another Benny fic as I warned! My friend requested the main part of the
story (domestic life with Benny basically) but I spiced it up juust a
tad. I left wiggle room for a second part if it’s wanted also!
Feedback and other requests are welcomed lovelies <3 Or just a chat is awesome too, don’t be shy!
I’ve always wanted to thank all of the wonderful blogs that I follow. Hitting my first follower milestone is just an excuse for me to do so. But more importantly, there’s something that I’ve really wanted to share since I jumped down the fanfic-writing-blog rabbit hole, and that’s my reason behind starting it in the first place. And I’ll just ask you to bear with me on this one, it’s a bit lengthy. :P
You all are some amazingly talented people, putting long hours into beautiful works of prose and art, sharing with us all manner of humor, wit, and geekiness. That’s not even taking into account how open and kind most of you are. I was so taken aback by it all that I felt an urge to give back to this community. After pouring over a library’s worth of fanfiction and savoring so many pieces of art, I really wanted to make up for it all by contributing. I’m just pleased to be able to share what talent I have. And it’s blogs like those below that inspired me in the first place. So here’s to you all. Thank you for all that you do, no matter what you bring to the table. And I hope you’ll continue to share your wonderful talents with us.
A collection of photos I’ve found where I am super proud of my bod ~ that last one you can’t really tell but I had a crop top and black shiny leggings so it was a big step 4 me EVERYONE PLS love ur body ok the end