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Prince is a man of deep thought who helps many of us as we work through our questions about life, death, and purpose. He challenges us to examine who we are individually and, even more importantly, how we are all the same ... so we may see our similarities, not our differences and finally come together as One.
"Be the reflection in the mirror and Love your enemy is possible."
These past three years, I have been asked many times “Why this story?”
My answer is “Because it was given to me to share with whoever wishes to read it.”
This story started as a whisper, leading me on a journey into the music and world of Prince Roger Nelson, as he wove the Song with music and words full of love, laughter, anger, questions, hope, and tears. I learned about Love at his knee as he sang the Song that spans all divisions. The One Song.
The One Song that comes in Many Colors, Many Ways, Many Sounds
“When we have freedom to do all things, especially learn, we can learn our history that will again inform our dream.” – Prince
A palatial paradise rises out of the arid land of Ancient Egypt. Within its walls the calls of the slaves mingle with the laughter of the royal sons and daughters of the king as a unseen power takes its first dark breath ...
A majestic villa, within a kingdom thought to be beyond the reach of Ancient Rome, is no longer a safe harbor as the struggle for life begins ...
The beauty of a village in Ohke, overlooking the deep blue bay of a new world, is shattered ...
Their paths converged into one in a way no one ever imagined ....
God, my deepest ... thanks is not it, hesed (chesed*) and dedication is Yours... I give my life to you and that is still is not enough for the joy you have brought into my life with both goodness and the trials, for Brother, my children, friends, everyone who has been and is with me along this path. I am humbled to have been allowed this journey because I am not worthy of it and was still allowed to hear.
Brother, my love goes beyond words, as you know, and the happiness that you found me and everyone else who also hears you, once more is endless. You know.
My children: Jonathan, Elizabeth, Timothy - thank you for thinking I am crazy thus assuring me I was sane. I am proud of you and love you deeply. Keep an open mind as I have always told you and THINK, don't follow. Lead the leaders in action, thought and word. You know.
The Truth is waiting for you.
EVERYONE who has been my support both with listening to me, being my beta readers, disagreeing with me, teaching me, giving me guidance or another door to open or close ... oh! enduring my long-winded conversations about these books day after day after day and year after year: you know who you are within my life, in the world, the Purple Fam pages on Facebook, in Minnesota, in North Carolina, my long suffering neighbors who have listened to Prince pounding out of my room or my car. Every conversation has been a learning experience, every thought, every shared idea and most of all every time you disagreed with me - all treasured and important. Thank you,Thank you for the love, the support and the smiles even when deep inside you were screaming "Finish with the books already!"
I love you.
And the Teachers teach ... thank you.
2gether, 2morrow, 3 Chains O’ Gold, 4 The Tears In Your Eyes, 4ever, 5 Women, 7, 7 Hours, 12 Keys, 17 Days, 18 & Over, A Girl And Her Puppy, Spanish Eros, Orgasm, 51 Hours, 77 Beverly Park, 100 MPH, 1000 Light Years From Here, 1000 X’s & O’s, 1999, 2020, 2045: Radical Man, 3121, A 1,000 Hugs And Kisses, A Couple Miles, A Million Days, A M
2gether, 2morrow, 3 Chains O’ Gold, 4 The Tears In Your Eyes, 4ever, 5 Women, 7, 7 Hours, 12 Keys, 17 Days, 18 & Over, A Girl And Her Puppy, Spanish Eros, Orgasm, 51 Hours, 77 Beverly Park, 100 MPH, 1000 Light Years From Here, 1000 X’s & O’s, 1999, 2020, 2045: Radical Man, 3121, A 1,000 Hugs And Kisses, A Couple Miles, A Million Days, A Million Miles (I Love You), A Place In Heaven, A Positive Place, Acknowledge Me, Act Of God, Adore, Affirmation I & II, Affirmation III, Ain’t Gonna Miss U When U’re Gone, Ain’t No Place Like U, Aintturninround, Alice, All A Share Together Now, All Day, All My Dreams, All That, All The Midnights In The World, All This Love, Am I Without U?, Am I Wrong, Amber Eyes, America, An Honest Man, And God Created Woman, Animal Kingdom, Anna Stesia (LA concert), Anna Waiting, Annie Christian, Another Lonely Christmas, Anotherloverholenyohead, The Arabic Intro, Arboretum, The Arms Of Orion, Around The World In A Day, Art Official Cage, At Last… "The Lost Is Found", Automatic, Baby, Baby Doll House, ...Back 2 The Lotus, The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker, Be My Mirror, Beautiful, Loved And Blessed, The Beautiful Ones, Beautiful Strange, Beginning Endlessly, Betcha By Golly Wow! (cover), Black Muse, Chelsea Rodgers, Cherry, Cherry, Children Of The Sun, Circle Of Amour, Coincidence Or Fate?, Colonized Mind, Come, Come 2 My House, Come Back 2 Me, Comeback, Computer Blue, Condition Of The Heart, Cool Love, Courtin’ Time, The Cross, Crystal Ball, Curious Child, Da Da Da, Damn U, Damned If <eye> Do, The Dance, Dance 2 The Higher, Dance 4 Me, The Dance Electric, Dance With The Devil, Dark, Darling Nikki, The Dawn, Deconstruction, Desire, Diamond Eyes, Diamonds And Pearls, Digital Garden, Dinner With Delores, Dionne, Dirty Mind, The Divine, Divinity, Do Me, Baby, Do U Lie?, Do Unto Others, Do Your Dance, Don’t Play Me, Don’t Talk 2 Strangers, Down A Long Lonely Road, Dreaming About U, The Egyptian Intro, Eight, Electric Chair, Electric Intercourse, Elephants & Flowers, Eleven, Elixer, Emale, Emancipation, Empty Room, Endorphinmachine, Eros, Erotic City, Eternity, Ethereal Mix, The Everlasting Now, Everybody Dance, Everybody Loves Me, Everybody Want What They Don’t Got, The Exodus Has Begun, <eye> Can’t Make U Love Me, Face 2 Face, Face Down, Fallinlove2nite, Family Name, Father’s Song, Feel Better, Feel Good, Feel Wonderful, Fixurlifeup, Flesh And Blood, For Love, For You ...
Forever In My Life, Freaks On This Side, Free, Free The Music, Free Urself, Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife, From The Lotus..., Fury, Future Baby Mama, Future Soul Song, Gamillah, Get On The Boat, Get Yo Groove On, Gigolos Get Lonely Too, Girl O’ My Dreams, God, God Is Alive, Heaven, Heaven Is Keeping Score, Heaven Must Be Near, Here
Forever In My Life, Freaks On This Side, Free, Free The Music, Free Urself, Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife, From The Lotus..., Fury, Future Baby Mama, Future Soul Song, Gamillah, Get On The Boat, Get Yo Groove On, Gigolos Get Lonely Too, Girl O’ My Dreams, God, God Is Alive, Heaven, Heaven Is Keeping Score, Heaven Must Be Near, Here On Earth, The Holy River, How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore, The Human Body, I Am, I Can’t Love U Anymore, I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man, I Don’t Wanna Leave You, I Feel For You, Hate U, I Hear Your Voice, Love U, But Don’t Trust U Anymore, I Love U In Me, I Rock, Therefore I Am, I Will, I Wish U Heaven, I Wonder U, I Would Die 4 U, Ice Cream Castles, If A Girl Answers (Don’t Hang Up), If I Could Get Your Attention, If I Had A Harem, If I Love U 2 Nite, If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life, If I Was Your Girlfriend, In A Spanish Villa, In This Bed <Eye> Scream, In Your Gracious Name, Incense And Candles, Indifference, Indigo Nights, Into The Light, It Takes 3, It’s Gonna Be Lonely, Jam of the Year, Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart, Joy In Repetition, June, Just As Long As We’re Together, Just One Night With You, Kamasutra, Kamasutra/Eternal Embrace, Kept Woman, La, La, La, He, He, Hee, La La La Means I Love You, The Ladder, Last Dance, Last December, Latino Barbie Doll, Lavaux, Lemon Crush, Let’s Have A Baby, Lion Of Judah, Listen 2 The Rhythm, Little Red Corvette, Live 4 Love, Live Out Loud, Livin’ 2 Die, Long Gone, Look At Me, Look At U, Love, Love 2 The 9’s, Love 2 U, Love 89, Love Sign, Love... Thy Will Be Done, The Love We Make, Lovesexy, Man In A Uniform, Manic Monday, Man‘O’War, Married Man, Martika’s Kitchen, The Max, Milk & Honey, Moonbeam Levels, The Most Beautiful Girl In The World, Mountains, Mr. Happy, Mr. Nelson, Muse 2 The Pharaoh, My Baby Knows, My Computer, My Little Pill, My Love Belongs To You, My Love Is Forever, My Name Is Prince, My Pony, My Tree, Nadara, Next Time Wipe The Lipstick Off Your Collar, New World, Nightingale, Objects In The Mirror, Old Friends 4 Sale, On Your Own, The One, One Kiss At A Time, One Of Your Tears, One of Us (cover), One Nite Alone..., One Song, The One U Wanna C, Only Heaven Knows, Open Book, Orgasm, Osaka, The Other Side Of The Pillow, Others Here With Us, Oui Can Luv, Our Destiny, Paisley Park, Papa, Paradigm, Pink Cashmere, The Plan, Planet Earth, Play In The Sunshine, Pop Life, Pope, Positivity, Possessed, Power From Above, Props N’ Pounds, Purple Rain ...
Pussy Control, The Question Of U, Pop Life, Pope, Positivity, Possessed, Power From Above, Props N’ Pounds, Purple Rain, Pussy Control, The Question Of U, R U Ready, Rainbow Children, Raspberry Beret, Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic, Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic, Reflection, The Rest Of My Life, Revelation, The Rhythm Of Your <Heart>, Right B
Pussy Control, The Question Of U, Pop Life, Pope, Positivity, Possessed, Power From Above, Props N’ Pounds, Purple Rain, Pussy Control, The Question Of U, R U Ready, Rainbow Children, Raspberry Beret, Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic, Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic, Reflection, The Rest Of My Life, Revelation, The Rhythm Of Your <Heart>, Right Back Here In My Arms, Right The Wrong, Roadhouse Garden, Rock And Roll Love Affair, Rock ‘N’ Roll Is Alive! (And It Lives In Minneapolis), Round And Round, The Sacrifice Of Victor, The Same December, Same Page, Different Book, Saviour, Sea Of Everything, The Second Coming, The Secret Text, See U Dead, Seven Corners, Sex In The Summer, The Sex Of It, Sexy Dancer, Shall We Dance, She Gave Her Angels, She Loves Me 4 Me, She Spoke 2 Me, She’s Always In My Hair, Shhh, Sign O’ The Times, Silicon, Since We’ve Been Together, Sister, Slave, Slave 2 The System, Snow Man, So Blue, So Dark, So Far, So Pleased, Some Kind Of Lover, Somebody’s Somebody, Someone 2 Call, Something In The Water (Does Not Compute), Something U Already Know, Sometimes It Snows In April, Somewhere Here On Earth, The Song Of The Heart, Soul Sanctuary, Space, Spirit, Stay Cool, Still Waiting, Still Would Stand All Time, Strange But True, Strange Relationship, Strollin’, The Sun, The Moon And Stars, Superconductor, Supercute, Superfunkycalifragisexy, Susan, Sweet Baby, Take Me With U, Tamborine, Tangerine, Te Amo Corazón, Teacher, Teacher, Telepathy,Temptation, There Is Lonely, (There’ll Never B) Another Like Me, Thieves In The Temple, This Could Be Us, This Is Your Life, Tictactoe, Tokyo, Trust, The Truth, U Will B, Under The Cherry Moon, The Unexpected, United States Of Division, Until U’re In My Arms Again, U’re Gonna C Me, Valentina, Van Gogh, Venus De Milo (Instrumental), Vicki Waiting, Violet Blue, The Voice, The Voice Inside, Walk Don’t Walk, Walk In Sand, Wally, Wasted Kisses, Way Back Home, We Can Funk, We Got The Power, We March, Welcome 2 The Dawn, Well Done, What’s My Name, When 2 R In Love, When Darkness Comes, When Doves Cry, When Eye Lay My Hands On U, When She Comes, When U Love Somebody, When We’re Dancing Close And Slow, When You Were Mine, Wherever U Go, Whatever U Do, Whitecaps, Why The Butterflies, Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?, With This Tear, With You, The Word, Wow, Xhalation, Xpectation, X’s Face, Y Should <eye> Do That When <eye> Can Do This?, Yellow, and You’re My Love.