Music. Man, yesterday was rough. We lost a musical icon, a one-of-a-kind, a there-will-never-be-another. As the news broke yesterday and I secretly hoped it was someone else, I was sad but mostly in shock. We’ve lost so many legends in so little time. It didn’t really hit me until I picked the boys up from school, I was strapping Matty into his carseat as “1999” played on the radio. I was suddenly (don’t judge me) fighting back tears – Matty and Abbott might not ever know music the way I know it.
My God – the thought of my kids idolizing anyone the kids today idolize makes me want to set my hair on fire.
I said, “Matty, can you say Prince?”
But then I said nothing more. Instead, our ride home was full of Prince classics.
So today, in celebration of Prince’s legacy, I’m having a Friday like it’s 1999 and hoping with a heavy heart that someday my kids will appreciate him as much as I do.
Speaking of hopeful yet heavy hearts, this weekend we are walking March of Dimes’ March for Babies. We walk in honor of our friends’ beautiful little girl, Mila. The mission of March of Dimes is to raise awareness and funds to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. It’s such a great cause and the run/walk is such a moving thing to be a part of, I’d urge everyone to get involved.
All right, well… Here’s to having a Friday, having a weekend and living your life like it’s 1999.
May you rest in peace.