My Leonard Cohen Experience

Leonard CohenI loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm,
your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm,
yes, many loved before us, I know that we are not new,
in city and in forest they smiled like me and you,
but now it’s come to distances and both of us must try,
your eyes are soft with sorrow,
Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye.

I’m not looking for another as I wander in my time,
walk me to the corner, our steps will always rhyme
you know my love goes with you as your love stays with me,
it’s just the way it changes, like the shoreline and the sea,
but let’s not talk of love or chains and things we can’t untie,
your eyes are soft with sorrow,
Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye.

I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm,
your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm,
yes many loved before us, I know that we are not new,
in city and in forest they smiled like me and you,
but let’s not talk of love or chains and things we can’t untie,
your eyes are soft with sorrow,
Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye.

– Leonard Cohen

I went to see Leonard Cohen at the Air Canada Centre last night here in Toronto. I had been told that it would be a life changing experience. I had no idea what that meant until the show began last night. From the moment I heard his voice, the music strumming; I was mesmerized. I honestly felt like I was at church having a religious experience. I laughed, I was brought to tears, I felt connected to the human race. Connected in that we are all one. His voice was soothing to the ear. His generosity as a performer undeniable. He said, “Friends I don’t know if we will see each other again, so we’re going to give you everything we’ve got.” I can confirm that he kept his promise, and am I ever thankful for the experience. Profoundly affected. I am.

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Jessica Hinkson

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