Oh boy, I can tell you that I was not in the best of moods when I got up this morning. I felt a little empty and depressed. I felt like Prince had lost his thrill and the magic was completely gone.
I don’t know why I felt like that. I guess its because I’ve been so stressed out about my last paper and my upcoming oral presentation in one class. Prince gave me a special feeling when I thought about him and his music and I felt like I lost that.
Then his songs started flooding into my head. First was TMBGITW… Prince trying to sweet-talk me just like always. Actually “Let’s Pretend We’re Married” came first… wasn’t exactly happy about it, though and I like that song, don’t get me wrong. I guess I wanted to get back to the thrill of what Prince was in the 80’s and 90’s.
Thieves in the Temple totally got me. I started smiling again and even though I feel bad for Prince in the last minute of the song, something about the beat made me happy and I felt better. I listened to it on the way to class and let my CD player randomly choose the song that followed: Raspberry Beret, another happy upbeat song that I really needed.
Here’s the kicker. I would have started a thread about it, but I don’t feel like I’m in the mood of bragging. When I was writing this really difficult paper for my writing class, Prince gave me a little inspiration. I called ecology “nature’s song” and thought of seals as “lyrics to nature’s song”. I had to interview a naturalist about her link to the natural world. I tried to ask about her seal study, but ecology kept coming in. Prince taught me that a well-written song needed balance and the lyrics affected the whole and the whole was only as good as its lyrics, etc. I figured nature could do the same… So thanks to him, I aced my paper! So there’s a tiny outside chance I could ace that class and even get straight A’s if everything else goes according to plan. Wow… wouldn’t be incredible if I could repeat my straight A’s from last semester? And Prince helped me do it?
If that’s the case, I really owe him.