Leonard Cohen’s imperfect perfect offering

//Leonard Cohen’s imperfect perfect offering

Leonard Cohen’s imperfect perfect offering

Another marvelous Leonard Cohen concert last night, and this time at the legendary Olympia theater in Paris.
Today, it seems like whatever I might write about the experience here would be merely words words words. They would fail to transmit the joy of so much emotion, so much love, so much happiness and sorrow, so much true being in its innumerable facets that fill an evening such as this with Leonard Cohen and his fellow musicians.
Even trying to find a definition for what kind of music it is, or what is so remarkable about the evening, proves to be impossible. But whatever it might be, it is whole: His whole being filled with devotion to life in all its diversity, and to voicing that abundance in poetry and song.
To borrow one of his phrases: It’s an imperfect perfect offering, and that’s how the light gets in.
He’s traveling the world these days, tipping his hat and kneeling before crowds everywhere, and if you can, go see him skip onto a stage near you at the age of 78.

By | 2015-10-02T15:35:51+01:00 octobre 1st, 2012|Textes|1 Comment

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Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.

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  1. ute 9 octobre 2012 at 10 h 20 min - Reply

    "He’s traveling the world these days, tipping his hat and kneeling before crowds everywhere, and if you can, go see him skip onto a stage near you at the age of 78."

    Thank you for reminding me the great evening in Frankfurt 2008, him being "already" 74, thought it was the last chance to see him on stage – I am happy to hear that he is still touring and inspring people. I am so sorry that I missed the 2010 and 2012 concerts.

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