Chicago Tribune story on PP. Seems he felt the emptiness and loss.
Paisley Park a lonesome kingdom without Prince
by Christopher Borrelli
"...If you can read between the lines and offer the rigorous eye that an often-groundbreaking artist demands, I recommend a visit to Paisley Park. What Prince created here was complicated, an elaborate system for reassuring himself he was still the king, even as he shifted from iconoclastic superstar to nostalgia act. He seemed to surround himself with a web of employees who met his whims and allowed room to create whatever he dreamed up but probably couldn't offer much in the way of criticism...Still, there's a touching sadness at the margins, an ennui to the coldness of Paisley Park.
"...it's tough to pretend this place was a monument to the artistic urge when it seems so much now like a mausoleum of lonesomeness. Whatever Prince was doing in Paisley Park had to be released to the world, and increasingly the response was indifference."
"Hold on to your souls y'all. We got a long way to go. Thank you! We love y'all!"