I'll be 50 soon, surprises me more than you'd expect; I plan on living and being in love for a long time.
But, time is time, and someday time will be that fire in which we all burn. The greatest gift we can offer that fire and that time in our love is to be there, to be present, to love and to let go.
This is the most intensely truthful and beautiful thing I've ever read... thanks and praise, Laurie, so sorry for your loss. I can only aspire to this level of grace, in either role.
“I have never seen an expression as full of wonder as Lou’s as he died.
His hands were doing the water-flowing 21-form of Tai Chi. His eyes were wide open. I was holding in my arms the person I loved the most in the world, and talking to him as he died.
His heart stopped. He wasn’t afraid. I had gotten to walk with him to the end of the world. Life – so beautiful, painful and dazzling – does not get better than that.
And death? I believe that the purpose of death is the release of love.”
Laurie Anderson, on her marriage to Lou Reed
thanks and praise, thanks and praise...
full text of article from Rolling Stone Interview with Anderson here. worth the read.