© 2016 Lin Tarczynski
People on Facebook (and maybe Tumblr too) will need to click through to the gif on WordPress to see the animation. This one is no fun without the animation. To me, this gif is reminiscent of the movie, Yellow Submarine, but the inspiration was Prince rather than the Beatles. When I was working on one of the frames (in black-and-white), Prince leaned over my shoulder and whispered, “Make it purple.” Not really, not as a ghost or some other psychic presence. In one sense, I know Prince is really gone, but in another sense, in a very real way (there is more than one reality), I know he is still part of the universe. All the dead are, and always were, and will be. They can still communicate thoughts and ideas, when you open your mind to the universe.