Friday’s conversation with the kids:
Me: The kids at school will probably be talking about it so I thought I should let you know that Prince died.
Kids: Our prince? The prince of Sweden?
Me: No, no no! The music artist. Do you remember who that is?
Kids: (with sad face) Yeah, it’s the one who sings “We will, We will Rock You.”
Me: Um, no that’s Queen, but I can totally understand the confusion.
This headline was on CNN top stories. It was the only story I clicked on to read. However, it was not what I thought, but just a piece about Prince William of England playing in the snow with his family.
Of course it wasn’t what I thought. No one would ever do that to Prince. He’s awesome!
So there I am, sitting in a crowded subway surrounded by surly teenagers, when suddenly out of my pocket a little man from Minneapolis says, “Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life….”
Those touch pads on the iphone don’t seem to work quite fast enough when you are desperately trying to stop your 1984 “Purple Rain” album from rockin’ the whole subway car.
I have no idea why that music started up. Normally I always have my headphones on even if there is no music playing. It’s the best way to avoid having to talk to crazy people and drunks. Unfortunately it doesn’t always work, but it stops about 20 percent of them which is an improvement.
At least it was Prince and not something more embarassing blaring out of my phone, because believe me, I’ve got a lot of strange stuff on there.