My only personal connection to Prince Rogers Nelson is that I once saw him walking across the street. is presence belied his tiny stature, and I thought him one of the most elegant, regal, and — yes — beautiful men I’d ever seen.
He made such an impression in that fleeting moment, in fact, that I could understand the outpouring of grief today from others who felt a much deeper connection — one forged through music, over the course of many years.
Here is their tribute to the man and musician they loved. I do hope there’s a way for some of that love to cross this immense universe of ours and reach the artist we knew as Prince.