Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Leonard Cohen 30-Day Tribute ... Day 11: Leonard Cohen on Life

Day 11: Three part interview with Stina Dabrowski in Paris in 2001. The interview touches on his years in the Zen center, thoughts on the women in his life, and how he has found peace in his old age. He reads a few of his poems and video snippets from some of his songs are interspersed in the conversation.

This is a gentle interview, somewhat charged with sexual energy, but the interviewer patiently waits for the answers. I got the impression that Cohen was nervous but always took the time to find his own authentic answers to the questions.

He never embellishes and, for all his fame and success, he never seems anything other than kind, authentic, and humble. His smile is delightful. Someone commented that the interviewer is smitten ... I would be, too.

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  1. I hadn't listened to Cohen for awhile and because of you, I have been. And I am grateful

    Last night a girlfriend came over to play in my studio with me and we listened to Cohen and painted glass Christmas balls and delighted in all things. It was divine -- he was the perfect accompaniment!

  2. Sounds like a lovely evening. I'm having so much fun getting reconnected with his life and work.