Friday, April 22, 2016
My Private Prince
There are some people who step up in such extraordinary fashion that they deserve a pass for whatever happens from that moment on. In public, I put Jackie in that category. After the assassination and the funeral, she could marry the ugly Greek or spend as much as she wanted and I would still wear those signature sunglasses proudly.
My friend Phyllis doesn't need a pass but would get one willingly any time. She was the one who was determined not to let me feel like a loser when I was reeling from a second divorce. She was the one who introduced me to all of her great friends and made me feel like something new was possible.
When Prince died yesterday, I immediately thought of Phyllis and how she took me along with her friends to see Purple Rain. I loved it. Yes, life is always waiting.
I didn't follow Prince's career. But I never forgot that moment and I'm certainly thinking of it now.