Sunday, November 10, 2013

Pam would have been 49 today..

 Sedona
making Pam laugh in Rhodes
getting on a plane

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.

Laurie Anderson, on the death of her husband, musician Lou Reed, via Rolling Stone magazine, 11-21-2013 issue.




I listened to Transformer over and over when I was a teenager and Pam would come into my bedroom and listen too.  She always liked me singing along to David Bowie's rendition of Wild is the Wind saying, 'Jane, you sound just like him!' And then we would both sing A Walk on the Wild Side. Sweet Pam.. I miss you so... you and me we had a special bond...just like Lou and Laurie..


6 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to your sister, and again, sorry for you loss.

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  2. Kirk..how nice to hear from you.. thank you xx

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  3. I knew you'd stop by dear Susan xxxx

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  4. Jane--beautiful tribute to Pam. Gorgeous photos too--both of you are so lovely. Such an amazing quote from Laurie Anderson--wow. The purpose of death is to release love. Incredible. I hope going back to England will relieve some of your pain, though I know it will always be there. Love you.

    Terry

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  5. this is so sweet of you Terry, thank you so much, love you too xx

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