A few days ago, I wrote about how I was listening to Lou Reed when I was making the third quilt for Ellen. The next day, Ellen left this comment on my blog:
“Okay this is a lot of synchronicity even for someone who believes in a lot of synchronicity. This third quilt is Benjamin’s. The colors here are the ones I told you would work best in his artistic little house. I wrote a book a while back called Good Grief, in large part about his dad’s sudden death a few years ago. One of the songs we played at the memorial was an old favorite of Steve’s. He and Benjamin played it unendingly when Benjamin was about four or five. Take a Walk on the Wild Side, by who else? Lou Reed.”
When I read this, I got more than chills, it felt like a current of electricity was coursing through my body.
When I was a teenager, my sister had a couple of Lou Reed albums, that’s the closest I ever got to Lou Reed. I liked his music from a distance. Making this quilt, I went from album to album on Apple music. I listened to more Lou Reed in the days it took me to make this quilt then I have in my whole life.
I can see I’m going to have to call it “Wild Side”.
It’s not the first time something like this has happened with my art. But it’s always a thrill to experience and reinforces my belief that we’re all connected.
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I am catching up on reading your blog! Just saw this quilt….I love love love it. Love the magical Lou Reed connection. Went through a Lou Reed phase myself long ago and yes Wild Side is terrif!