I found Leonard Cohen when I was about 19 years old, and that was a lot of years ago! I instantly fell in love with his deep, warm voice and melodic charm. But more than that were the lyrics of his songs and his poetry. When life was tough, and lonely, there was always Leonard Cohen. When the days were dark and the nights were long, there was always Leonard Cohen. No matter what was wrong, he always ‘got it’ and somehow understood. There was always a poem or song that identified with my feelings, that soothed, and comforted. There were the words too that inspired. When I was at art school, I produced a body of work inspired by his lyrics. They still do, and if I’m ever stuck for inspiration, I know that a couple of lines of Leonard’s will stimulate my muse. He touched my soul in a way that no other artist ever has, or probably ever will. I was given a gift, just a couple of weeks ago, of his new cd, ‘You Want It Darker’. I cried then when I first listened to it, something told me that this was the final one. Leonard knew he was leaving us. I’m so grateful that I had the pleasure of seeing him in concert at Edinburgh Castle a number of years ago. It was magical. He finished by saying ‘Goodnight, my friends’ and went skipping off the stage like a youngster. Goodnight my friend. RIP Leonard x

 

Tribute to Leonard Cohen

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  • November 14, 2016 at 6:58 pm
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    Thanks Muriel for the link re: Leonard Cohen – very much enjoyed it!

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    • November 16, 2016 at 10:38 am
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      Glad you enjoyed it.

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