This 2016 has been cruel so far and it’s sparing no one. Another legend left us in this November rain with nothing but emotions. Leonard Cohen was a poet, a songwriter and singer. A humble man with an extraordinary soul who moved people all over the world with his magistral use of the words. His melancholy wasn’t completely understood at the beginning but when it finally was, his songs were just in everybody’s ears and mouths.

He wrote what Jeff Buckely made popular, he sang love and hatred. And he loved.

Just a few months ago, his muse  Marianne Ihlen (who inspired So long, Marianne and Bird on the Wire) died and as soon as he knew about her health status he wrote her a touching, beautiful letter

“Well Marianne, it’s come to this time when we are really so old and our bodies are falling apart and I think I will follow you very soon. Know that I am so close behind you that if you stretch out your hand, I think you can reach mine.

And you know that I’ve always loved you for your beauty and for your wisdom, but I don’t need to say anything more about that because you know all about that. But now, I just want to wish you a very good journey.

Goodbye old friend. Endless love, see you down the road.”

And with his words I want to wish him a very good journey. Goodbye Mr Cohen, who touched our deepest notes and will always dance us to the end of love.

See you down the road.

 

Linda

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