February 16, 2017– LEONARD COHEN

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‘Spot light on a Song’

Hello Friday….we meet again. Sometimes I wonder how many more Friday’s I have in this lifetime. A morbid thought perhaps; however, certainly one that helps guide perspective in what I’ve accomplished and what more that lies ahead in my life. “The whole act of living contains immense amounts of sorrow and hopelessness and despair; and also passion, high hopes, deep love, and eternal love.”  These words describe today’s late ‘spot light’ artist, Leonard Cohen; a significant loss in the artistic world last year and one that hit me hard personally.   

The Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and painter explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. His music catalog is extensive; his voice is one of kind and impact on the world is almost unfathomable.   

This song in particular came on the radio this week while I was driving to go make music myself.  I couldn’t recall knowing this song— Cohen’s own version released in 1984, but smiled with complete content.  Recorded by various artists including one of my favorites, The Civil Wars; the song has been described as “trembling on the brink of becoming a standard”.   

Get ready to feel the love.  

Strum a little….

~Abby K