Death and Meditation

Lou Reed died recently. I don’t know a lot of his music but loved how it was a different style and it didn’t surprise me to find out that he was married to Laurie Anderson. She is someone else who’s artistry in music I admire. Both of them with their own style. Musical artist in their own right.

After her husbands passing, Laurie wrote a piece about his final moments on this plane. Each time I read it, I cry. I read it to my husband and cried. It’s so beautiful. I posted it on Facebook, and I just know that the religious part of my family just don’t get it. If only they could, maybe they wouldn’t be so fearful of the end that everyone must face.


Laurie Anderson's words on the death of Lou Reed: "As meditators, we had prepared for this – how to move the energy up from the belly and into the heart and out through the head. 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."