“Everyone has their own experience. That’s why we are here, to go through our experience, to learn, to go down those paths and eventually you may have gone down so many paths and learned so much that you don’t have to come back again.” – Prince
The majority of my favorite Prince songs debuted before I was born or when I was a young child. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved Prince’s music. As I got older, my appreciation grew as I understood what he stood for as an artist and entertainer…a true genius.
Running around my house on December 31, 1999 blasting 1999 wondering what was going to happen as the clock struck midnight. I remember hearing so much of his music at dance competitions throughout my entire youth. And how could I forget dancing to slightly inappropriate (for a school dance performance – hey, at least it wasn’t Lady Marmalade this time) choreography to Kiss during high school. I won’t continue to ramble on and on with random memories from my past that tie in Prince and his music. I’ll leave that to the experts and superfans. I will however, point out the fact that it’s pretty clear that I can use Prince gifs to describe just about anything…
When I get lost in the music on the dance floor.
When I’m eyeing someone’s junk food and realize they aren’t going to share with me.
When I’m anywhere and someone asks if I can do a split.
When I open my bills…and when I got to Pure Barre training for the first time.
How my boyfriend and I ended up together.
When one of my friends or coworkers makes a really great point.
When I can see right through someone’s response.
When I finally have a night out with my favorite people.
When I get on the mic ready to teach.
Me. All day. Every day.
When my Mom asked, “What was that….that’s what I thought” as a kid.
Anytime I lose a “discussion” with someone.
When I speak my mind and say just a little too much.
When I don’t get my way.
“We could all die any day
But before I’ll let that happen,
I’ll dance my life away” – Prince, 1999
What’s your favorite Prince song or memory? Come on, even if you’re not a fan, there’s got to be at least one!?