Prince in Beautiful Ones says: “If I want this book to be about one overarching thing, it’s freedom. And the freedom to create autonomously. Without anyone telling you what to do or how or why. Our consciousness is programmed. We see things a certain way from a young age — we’re programmed to keep doing them that way. Then you have to spend adulthood learning how to overcome it, to read out the programs. Try to create. I want to tell people to create. Just start by creating your day. Then create your life.”
Got up on January 1st after hitting up a couple of parties the night before (“hey ladies! In 2020 I can be a mistake but if you sign up right now I can even be a regret!!”) and Prince’s book was sitting on my nightstand.
Spent the day in bed reading it since January 1 is all about that energy: what we decide to start means stopping something else. If you sign up for the gym you’ll probably wanna stop living and eating like a homeless teenager.
I miss that guy.