The great Lou Reed passed away last week.
Yesterday, Rolling Stone published a very touching letter that Laurie Anderson wrote about their relationship.

She says such simple and touching things…

“Lou and I played music together, became best friends and then soul mates, traveled, listened to and criticized each other’s work, studied things together (butterfly hunting, meditation, kayaking). We made up ridiculous jokes; stopped smoking 20 times; fought; learned to hold our breath underwater; went to Africa; sang opera in elevators; made friends with unlikely people; followed each other on tour when we could; got a sweet piano-playing dog; shared a house that was separate from our own places; protected and loved each other.”
– Laurie Anderson

You can read it all here

Photo by Annie Leibovitz, 1995.