Leonard Cohen RIP

Expected but still sad. During my cancer treatments and recovery, his words and music provided one of the anchors that keep me going, particularly these words from Anthem:

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

Later, as I adapted to my “new normal,” Come Healing became another anchor:

O let the heavens hear it
The penitential hymn
Come healing of the spirit
Come healing of the limb

 

Source: Leonard Cohen’s death strikes chord around the world – Montreal – CBC News

About Andrew
Andrew blogs and tweets public policy issues, particularly the relationship between the political and bureaucratic levels, citizenship and multiculturalism. His latest book, Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias, recounts his experience as a senior public servant in this area.

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