Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thinner Thursday

When I started writing this post, rumors were swirling that Prince had died, then it was confirmed and everything I was writing seems meaningless now.  I had to take a few hours before finishing and publishing this.  It still feels meaningless, but in the spirit of accountability I'm posting it.  I know some might think it's crazy to be so invested when a musician dies.  But music is everything to me.  It is such a part of my every day life.  It's strengthened and comforted me on more than one occasion.  It's been part of the greatest joys of my life.  Music is like family to me.  I feel like I can't stop grieving this year.

There's not much I can say about Prince that hasn't been said already.  What a horrible, aching loss it is for the world.  What an incredible musician he was, and by all accounts a very nice guy.  Prince was part of the induction of George Harrison into the Rock Hall and played one of the greatest guitar solos ever performed during "Still My Guitar Gently Weeps".  I get chills whenever I watch and listen to it and when I see the beaming smile on Dhani Harrison's face.  Humility is always a great quality in an artist and usually makes me respect them more, but Prince smirks a lot during this performance because he KNOWS he's nailing it.  He knows he's amazing.  He deserves to smirk because he was the best.  Irreplaceable.  Not of this world.  Deeply missed already and always.

Anyway, I had a good weigh in today, but I can barely care about it.  It seems stupid to even care about it.  I know it's important for my health and happiness, but I'm just too sad today.

Today's Weigh In

Previous Weight:  192.8
Today's Weight:  191.2
Difference:  -1.6


  1. I'm right there with you. As an 80s teen from Minnesota, this one hits me hard in the gut. Keep shakin' that ass, as Prince would say.

  2. My heart goes out to you. I never really thought about it like that but he is such a smirker :)