Leonard Cohen on returning from intermission of Dec 4, 2012 concert at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, home of the NHL Maple Leafs. Quoted in Leonard Cohen Captivates Toronto Crowd by Mike Crisolago (Zoomer: Dec 5, 2012).
Excerpt from the same review:
This emotion is a direct result of the sense of spirituality that permeates all of Cohen’s shows, perhaps more so now more than ever. This is a man who, in his 70s, was forced back on the road because he’d very nearly lost everything, only to find waves of love and devotion awaiting his return. This is a man who made a massive Toronto arena feel as small as an underground Montreal poetry club simply through creating an atmosphere of intimacy, reflection, and humility. This is also a man very cognizant of his own existence, noting that while he hopes to be back at age 80, “we may or may not see each other again, so I promise you tonight we’ll give you everything we’ve got.”
That’s exactly what he did, and the fans in Toronto couldn’t have left happier. If we’d all worn fedoras, we’d have certainly tipped them to Leonard.
Note: Originally posted December 6, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric