Laurie Anderson's Obituary for Lou Reed is Heartbreakingly Poignant
Laurie Anderson is an artist and wordsmith in her own right. Wife of iconic musician/voice of a generation, Lou Reed penned an obituary for her late husband in The East Hampton Star. And even in her brevity, an immense amount of emotion and warmth is parlayed. See, kids? Sometimes less really is more. Choice words paint a picture much larger.
Anderson and Reed were unstoppable creative forces both separate and together, so it is no wonder the rock 'n' roll legend has received an outpouring of love and admiration since his passing on October 27, and that Anderson's should be the most touching. Read it in full, below.
To our neighbors:What a beautiful fall! Everything shimmering and golden and all that incredible soft light. Water surrounding us.Lou and I have spent a lot of time here in the past few years, and even though we’re city people this is our spiritual home.Last week I promised Lou to get him out of the hospital and come home to Springs. And we made it!Lou was a tai chi master and spent his last days here being happy and dazzled by the beauty and power and softness of nature. He died on Sunday morning looking at the trees and doing the famous 21 form of tai chi with just his musician hands moving through the air.Lou was a prince and a fighter and I know his songs of the pain and beauty in the world will fill many people with the incredible joy he felt for life. Long live the beauty that comes down and through and onto all of us.— Laurie Andersonhis loving wife and eternal friend