Laurie Anderson – musicienne, performance artiste et femme de Lou Reed – a livré un compte rendu déchirant de la mort de son mari dans le dernier numéro de Rolling Stone. Comme le rapporte le site The Interdependance Project, le couple suivait les enseignements de Yonge Mingur Rinpoche et avait étudié la préparation à la mort dans la sagesse Bouddhiste.
Le compte-rendu est superbe, et donne à penser sur notre propre préparation à la mort, l’accompagnement vers l’autre monde et le fait que, peut-être, nous ne mourrons pas tout à fait seul :
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. At the moment, I have only the greatest happiness and I am so proud of the way he lived and died, of his incredible power and grace. I’m sure he will come to me in my dreams and will seem to be alive again. And I am suddenly standing here by myself stunned and grateful. How strange, exciting and miraculous that we can change each other so much, love each other so much through our words and music and our real lives.