Death

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.

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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."
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