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On Leonard Cohen
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Halcyon In Kal… 16 November 2017

"So come, my friends, be not afraid.
We are so lightly here.
It is in love that we are made;
In love we disappear."

Happy posthumous birthday, Lenny.

You tried, in your way, to be free. Thank you. Now go join that great gig in the sky. So I wrote a year ago, when Lenny left us. However, the legend lives on - listen for example to How the Light Gets In.

'We Love Leonard Cohen' celebrated his 81st Birthday, and then, for his 82nd and final birthday, Leonard gave us a present. "You Want It Darker" is the title track to last album, his 14th studio album in his 49-year recording career. (See also Leonard Cohen Makes it Darker.)

"Leonard Cohen offers the possibility of living with grace, dignity, and integrity, without submitting to illusions, without succumbing to indifference, and without indulging in denial of our own failures and flaws, in a world that is too often corrupt and malevolent" - Allan Showalter

On Love Halcyon In Kal… 22 July 2014

"It must be love, love, love..."... pace Labi Siffre/Madness. If Google's annual list of popular search terms is anything to go by, the search for love tops the world's preoccupations.

Meanwhile, this song remains as moving and beautiful as when we first saw Dougie Maclean perform it during the Folk Aid concert after the Lockerbie disaster...all those years ago already.

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