Today was my work-from-home day, and I had CNN on when they had a Breaking News alert about investigating a death at Prince's studio. My first thought is, "I wonder who is it and what happened." I didn't think, "It might be Prince."
It was Prince.
In my family, my sis is the bigger Prince fan. She has seen him in concert, an experience she said was phenomenal. Like Bowie, his art informed our young adulthood, my sis and I, and he stayed with us over the years. Her, perhaps, more than me.
2016 is turning into a cruel year for performing artists and those of us who were moved by their art.