I had enormous admiration for this giant, and also gratitude for the influence of his music – his soul music – his meditations and his anthems in my life.

Words, many more words, will be written and spoken about Leonard Cohen, and so they should. But not by me here today.

I have so much of his music, in so many forms and media, and some volumes of his poetry. I’ll go and dip into them now.


PS. For a year that started with David Bowie’s death to get to here. Wow. Really counting our losses.