“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”– Leonard Cohen
Who: Leonard Cohen
What: Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist
When: Sep 21, 1934 – Nov 07, 2016 (age 82)
Why: An incredible lyrical poet, Leonard is easily one on my favorite artists and I was sadden by his passing this week. Politics aside, his humble presence and hauntingly beautiful voice powerfully address social issues that are enormously relevant to the world we are living in at this moment.
The astounding human spirit will be the essence that connects us as a world community. Music has the ability to bridge cultural, economic, and social gaps and is a universal human trait. What a beautiful and wonderful thing!
No matter what your beliefs, please remember that music has a way to soothe the human soul, light it on fire, and ultimately inspire the masses to go out everyday and create a better world for each and every one of us.
Please check out my recommendations for learning more about this artist below.
Be kind to each other.
Top three internet clicks to get a feeling for Leonard Cohen:
1. Suzanne (Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970)
2. Cohen’s son Adam’s post regarding his father’s death on Facebook
3. The Official Leonard Cohen Site