Think Anew, Act Anew

observations and opinion

Sincerely, L. Cohen

November 10, 2016. We learn the news of Leonard Cohen’s passing.  There is a particular grief in it, during this week of such loss and hurt.
Tonight, on this eve of Remembrance Day,  there is a song from Leonard Cohen which resonates. It is the Story of Isaac, the Biblical tale of sacrifice.

Cohen was a poet but he didn’t try hard to disguise his message in Isaac: it’s about how the older generation will so easily sacrifice the younger. And how they must stop doing it.
Cohen spoke of war. And what war so often is – the hand of the past, robbing the future – is what politics has become too.
We are living it.

And also, because it is the most beautiful and forgiving things ever made, the halting letter to a friend, “Famous Blue Raincoat”


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