Monthly Archives: November 2016

Goodbye, Leonard

I’m feeling terribly old right now. Leonard Cohen died. He was a genius. I know, everyone is saying that. I wish I could think of something brilliant and profound that hasn’t already been said.

I discovered him in my 40’s and wondered how I had missed him all my life! I became hungry for his music. His deep, almost guttural voice touched something in me that I didn’t know existed. I suddenly understood groupies. I wanted to know him. Of course I knew that would never happen..I’m a realist, not a groupie. Oh but I loved listening to him sing! He was one of my favorites when I had to drive any distance. His songs made me think. And often ache with sadness.

Like now.