After Prince’s passing, I could not help but find out who this mysterious man was. I had never paid much attention to him before. I only have sparse memories of hearing his music and brief mentions of seeing him in the media. I watched all the interviews of Prince that I could find on YouTube. And I became more and more fascinated by his way of thinking and what he had to say. I wasn’t paying attention to any of his music at this point. Eventually I came across a video of his performance on Ellen. He played Crimson and Clover. It was the first time I ever heard it. I was bewildered by him. He captured me. I was in love. Not a crush, but deeply in love beyond words. It felt visceral. And not to mention the outfit he wore. The glasses were a huge turn-on. I used to wear dark frame glasses similar to those. And then I realized I was in trouble. I thought, “I am in love with someone who just died.This is crazy. I cannot go on like this”. So I tried to contain my feelings. But he kept drawing me in and I seriously thought I was losing it. That is when I went to consult a psychic medium to find out what was going on with me. And the rest of the story you can read in my post titled, How I Met Prince In Spirit.
Last night I was in the car with my mother going to the grocery store and I fell into REM state on the way there. I saw a vision of myself dressed in a red silk satin evening gown. When I awoke, Prince said to me, “I like you in red”. I find this funny, as red in nor my go-to colour of choice. In the past, Prince had shown me in several visions of myself wearing red, and he’d be pointing me to this Crimson and Clover song. So when I got home, I went to check out the music video for it.
I had briefly come across this video in my research but I didn’t really pay attention to it. I’ve recently come to realize that Prince’s music videos are genuinely extension of his songs, a visual representation of its meaning. The videos are additional clues to decoding his music. You see in this video a female silhouette figure depicted in red and Prince’s image would be overlaid in the figure, as though they were bleeding into each other. I’ve always had the feeling from this song that he was not singing about someone he met in real life, but rather someone in the etheric realm; and this video would confirm it to me why I felt such a connection when I first saw the video of him playing this song on Ellen. The visual clues show that this is a cosmic love affair between twin souls, two beings that are of one soul pouring into each other.
Image above: “Self-portait with Prince” by Andrea Mai.
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