Musician Sufjan Stevens has dedicated his latest album to his lost love in memory of his late partner Evans Richardson.
The Grammy-nominated artist posted a photo of Richardson smiling with her eyes closed on Instagram on Friday, the day “Javelin” was released.
“This album is dedicated to the light of my life, my beloved partner and best friend, Evans Richardson, who passed away in April,” Stevens wrote. “He was an absolute gem of a human being. , full of life, love, laughter, curiosity, integrity and joy. He was one of those rare and beautiful people who come once in a lifetime – precious, impeccable and absolutely outstanding.” In every way.
Sufjan Stevens is learning to walk againAfter Guillain-Barre Syndrome left him unable to move
Stevens continued, “I know relationships can be very difficult at times, but it’s always worth the effort and care for the people you love, especially the ones who are beautiful and who are few and far between. “If you happen to find that love, hold on to it, hold on to it, savor it, care for it, and give it everything you have, especially in hard times. Be kind, be strong, Be patient, tolerant, energetic, wise and just be yourself.
“Live each day as if it were your last, with fullness and grace, with awe and love, with gratitude and joy,” Stevens wrote in his summary. “This is what the Lord created. days. Let us rejoice in them.”
Stevens explained on his Tumblr in September that his health prevented him from promoting his new album.
“One morning last month I woke up unable to walk,” Stevens wrote in a post. “My hands, arms and legs were all numb and tingling, and I had no strength, feeling or movement.”
He added that tests in the emergency room concluded he had Guillain-Barré syndrome, which the Mayo Clinic describes as “a rare disease in which the body’s immune system attacks your nerves. Weakness and tingling in the hands and feet are often the first symptoms.”
“I was in the med/surg hospital for about two weeks, lying in bed while my doctors did everything they could to keep me alive and stabilize my condition,” Stevens continued. “I owe them my life. “
Stevens said he began undergoing extensive physical and occupational therapy on Sept. 8 “to get my body back together and learn to walk again.”
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