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Sometimes It Snows in April

“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…

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When I get lost in the music on the dance floor.

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When I’m eyeing someone’s junk food and realize they aren’t going to share with me.

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When I’m anywhere and someone asks if I can do a split.

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When I open my bills…and when I got to Pure Barre training for the first time.

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How my boyfriend and I ended up together.

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When one of my friends or coworkers makes a really great point.

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When I can see right through someone’s response. 

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When I finally have a night out with my favorite people.

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When I get on the mic ready to teach.

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Me. All day. Every day.

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When my Mom asked, “What was that….that’s what I thought” as a kid. 

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Anytime I lose a “discussion” with someone.

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When I speak my mind and say just a little too much.

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When I don’t get my way. 

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Farewell, Felicia.

“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!?

8 thoughts on “Sometimes It Snows in April”

  1. Hard to pick just one – I loved them all. I was 28 and “Kiss’ had just been released. I was sitting at a stoplight blasting it on the radio and dancing – the kind of dancing one can only do in a car – when I noticed a guy on a motorcycle behind me was also dancing. We both were caught up in the music and it seemed only the right thing to do. To me, it was very cool. No matter where I am or what I’m doing, I’ll dance if I hear Prince…

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  2. Danielle! Haha! The story about the guy on the motorcycle is mine. I was logged in under my mom’s wordpress blog. I’m sure she’ll get a laugh when she sees it 🙂

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      1. Hahaha! So funny you should mention Dairy Queen! I was telling a co-worker last Friday about the Turtle Blizzard and the whole time I was thinking of how you described it on your blog. I miss seeing you and taking your classes. I hope everything is going well for you ❤

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  3. Love when you write and people are connected through it! So many memories…my first concert without parents was Prince’s Purple Rain tour, so I’ll go with that. Miss you!

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