|Lou Reed *|
Why is our legacy of such high value to us? Most would like to hear accolades while we are alive and well. This is true! I am reminded of a quote by Peter Tosh, “Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die”. People do not want to die because we were created to live, and to fight for life, even when we mentally and emotionally give up on life, our bodies continue to fight to survive. However, we still strive to leave that great legacy so others will forever remember us and more importantly, our accomplishments. Especially is this the case when it comes to musicians. A songwriter is always working to create the piece that will live on far after he or she is gone. I had a chance to sit down and really think about all this several weeks ago after the death of legendary Lou Reed.