I am 66 and became aware of Leonard Cohen when at a family reunion in Cleveland when I was about 12 years old. An older cousin from Arizona was working for Green Peace and travelling to Europe to do some good. She told us of this man who was philosopher, songwriter, activist and teacher. His name was Leonard Cohen. I have admired him for his genius in all of the above traits ever since. He seems to see and experience life as it comes to him and adapts and grows along with it. Ever changing… ever challenging… ever beautiful. When I put my hand in our oceans waters and feel the energy and life that it gives me I could think of Leonard Cohen his energy and how his artistry has changed but his spirit always remains the same.
Creativity is an adventure, it leads you to the best creatures.
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms or books that are written in a foreign tongue. The point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live your way some distant day into the answers.
A person will worship something – have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts – but it will out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives and character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming.