Just In Case We Don’t Say It Enough… Thank You!

This morning I had a prompting to make this video. Like a lot people, the news about Prince passing away was on my mind. I wouldn’t really categorize myself as a big Prince fan, although I do like many of his songs and I recognize him as being someone with great talent who has left his mark on music and will be counted among the legends of our time. He is, after all, an icon of my generation and losing someone like that has an impact. Death has a way of making me think… probably because for the better part of a decade losing someone close to me has had a profound impact on my life – how I live it, how I remember that person, where I go from here. And as hard as I try to not let this huge loss define me, it has inevitably become a part of me and it will shape the roads ahead of me whether I want it to or not. I am getting deep here but like I said, death makes me think. And in my thoughts this morning, a day after losing Prince was, “are we taking each other for granted?

While the world mourns losing this great artist and tributes are currently endless, the chatter will start to quiet. Lives will return to normal. We will learn to live without those we’ve lost. I don’t like the term “move on.” Moving on implies, at least to me, forgetting. I mean, I know it doesn’t really mean that but let’s just call it what it is… we find a way to get used to not having these people with us anymore. But we never really move on. And in that sense, I felt like I should say something – anything that will help us as Rick Springfield fans let him know that we are thankful for him.

So, thanks, Rick. Thank you for sharing yourself with us. Thank you for who you are and for the music, entertainment and joy you bring each of us. We all have our own story to tell when it comes to how you have touched our lives. And I’m going out on a limb here but I am willing to bet that all of us who count ourselves as your fans, consider your music to be on the soundtracks of our lives. I know I do. And I know I am not the only one.

Just feeling a little bit sentimental today. Death has a way of doing that to me. Thanks for indulging this personal post of mine. Enjoy the video, everyone.

-Kris (WLRS Admin)