I have often walked down this street before;
But the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before.
All at once am I
Several stories high,
Knowing I’m on the street where you live.1
We’d All Love To Speak With Leonard
In I’d Love to Speak with Leonard, the March 5, 2012 post on her blog, Cinematherapy, Sharon Moore writes about her semi-serendipitous2 discovery that the shortcut she drives to her office takes her by the home of Leonard Cohen.
Her suspicion that the “man in a suit and hat” she saw “sitting in front of a duplex” who “looked unmistakably like Leonard Cohen” was indeed the Canadian singer-songwriter was confirmed when the cover art on the Old Ideas album portrayed “that chair, that lawn, those stairs.” She, in fact, took a photo of the lawn that she published on her site and which is seen on the left side of the composite graphic atop this post.
The Dilemma Of The Devoted
All the above, however, is only exposition, setting the stage on which a dramedy, featuring themes, motifs, plots, tropes, props, and stock characters already familiar to many Cohen fans, plays.
Two incidents described in the post can be converted easily enough into scenes: