Dear Tupac "Family"
...Tupac could not look in the mirror at himself if he did not do everything in his power to right the wrongs the best way he knew how. He wanted to fix everything broken in everyone's lives. He wanted to take everyone's pain away. By sharing not just his personal experiences, but everyone's, he made us face the evils, admit to the wrongs, and bring the healing process and find a cure. His lyrics told not just his story, but all our stories. Through all of Tupac's trials and tribulations, one thing stood firm, one thing remained unshakable...YOU. Tupac never referred to you as his "fans", always as his "family".
Tupac believed as do I, that any one person in life serves an absolute purpose. We all fit into each other's lives no matter how big or small the puzzle piece with our name on it may be. Whether good or bad, all are necessary to make us the people we are, and help to form us into the people we will one day be. So you see that every single one of you is as important in Tupac's life as he is in yours. Knowing that, I had to find a way to say thank you.
I am going to ask all of you to use the same limitless love and never ending support that you give so freely to my son and direct some of it towards each other. If we can all follow Tupac's example and show each other a little respect, a little compassion and understanding, and maybe a little forgiveness, we will be moving closer to a better existence for all of us. In doing so, we will be lifting Tupac up with the same strength, in the same spirit, and with the same unconditional love he did us, everyday of his life.
I need to tell each and every one of you, on behalf of myself, my family, and my son, you are truly appreciated.
Peace, Afeni Shakur