These are the People of Paisley Park

For just over a month, People of Paisley Park has been sharing the stories of people touched by the life and legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson. PoPP exists because I found the Prince stories that were being told in the aftermath of 4/21/16 made my heart hurt a little less and I thought perhaps others would feel the same way. It is heartwarming to see that I am in good company.

Paisley Park, Prince said, is in our hearts. It’s a place…a beautiful, magical place, but it is also a way of life and a state of mind. The stories I'm sharing are coming from a diverse group of people; some worked with and for Prince while others connected with him through his true passion: His Music. These are the People of Paisley Park, the ones whose smiles speak of profound inner peace, and as proof that they have Paisley Park written on their hearts 4Ever they live a life of loving and giving to others.

Though a brilliant, gifted, iconic musician, Prince was beautifully human and loved connecting with people, teaching life lessons, mentoring, and encouraging them to be the best they could be. Prince never asked to be worshiped, in fact, he eschewed it. He lived to make music and show love and in the process he constantly reminded us of the order of things: Love, God, and Love 4 One Another. His respect for those that supported him and his music was evident and it’s why he has a fiercely loyal worldwide purple army that will continue to grow and promote his music, his life, and his legacy.

Extraordinary? Prolific? Genius? Covert Philanthropist? Yes, Prince was all of this and more but first and always…one of us. A fellow member of the human race, trying to get through this thing called Life. Thanks for joining me in this journey. I'll keep telling your stories if you'll keep sharing.