I know you’ve been grieving. Me too. After the shock, you spent a day or two wondering whether there is anything worth doing other than put the Color Purple cast’s tribute on repeat while posting every one of your Prince memories on Facebook. By today, you may have decided yes, there are some things worth doing, like take a shower or put on the other leg of your pants. But maybe not quite yet. There’s Prince’s Superbowl halftime show to watch again, the 20 most important Prince essays to read,  and his entire catalogue to listen on on Tidal.

Someday, friend, you and I will have to crawl out of our little lavender hovel of sadness and reengage with the world.

Here is a quiz to help you know whether you’re ready. Answer yes or no.

  1. Did you figure out how to watch Lemonade, even though you don’t have HBO?
  2. Have you managed to have sex again?
  3. Can you watch the Starfish and Coffee + muppets video without crying?

If you answered yes to one or more questions, you’re ready. It’s time. Here are 3 ways to ease back into the world of the living:

  1. Come to Queerfit this Tuesday, 6:15 at Brownwood Park. If you were part of QF92, come on. If you were not part of QF92, come on. We’re open and ready for you to join us.
  2. Put your cowboy boots on for the Gay Ole’ Opry on Tuesday after QF, in town from NYC. Karen or Karen & the Sorrows is my writing coach – it’ll be a fun show.
  3. This Friday, April 29, come celebrate the completion of QF92 with a Banh Mi + Ribs throwdown at Coach Glo’s. Queerfitters of any stripe (past, present, future) are all welcome, as are your sweetie pies, children, and friends. If you’re not on the FB event page, RSVP here in the comments.

See y’all Tuesday. And Friday. Purple rain forever.