Oana Cajal’s “So Long, Leonard” Video: You Want It Darker By Leonard Cohen

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Oana Cajal writes:

This video is an expression of our endless love for LC, the Master Reconciliator of Man and his paradoxical, mysterious shadow.
It’s the crack in the wall of our dark times and growing despair.
It’s a sacred tear of infinite sorrow and vibrant hope.
It’s our grief of losing Leonard and our joy of having been touched by his conjuring
faith in the beauty of human imperfections.
It’s our prayer that the voice of God welcomed Leonard in the heaven of flawless verse
and allowed him to serve in the blessed garden of forgiveness.
But, to quote him, “That’s getting too heavy. I’m sorry. Strike that!”
So long Leonard…

Oana and Stefan Cajal’s evocative, Leonard Cohen-themed videos have been cherished features at Cohencentric. All Cajal videos can be found at Oana Maria Cajal.

Leonard Cohen Birthday Video From Oana and Stefan Cajal

82bdvidOana and Stefan Cajal’s 2013 Leonard Cohen birthday video, set to Tower of Song, is being reposted on the occasion of the Canadian singer-songwriter turning 82.

Oana and Stefan Cajal’s evocative, Leonard Cohen-themed videos have been cherished features at Cohencentric. All Cajal videos can be found at Oana Maria Cajal.

Farewell Marianne – Picto-Tribute & Video: “So Long Marianne, Invocation Of The Muse”

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A beautiful, gracious, eternal woman

Leonard Cohen

So long Marianne
You, infinite light
infinite smile,
infinite longing…
From Oana and Stefan Cajal

This video was originally posted Aug 22, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric, as the second in a trilogy of videos celebrating the 80th birthday of Leonard Cohen.The following text is from the earlier posting:

“Everybody’s youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.” F.Scott Fitzgerald

The visuals in So Long Marianne are my graphic art confessions about the dream and madness of youth. Paradigms of Essential Longing, conjuring Leonard Cohen’s beloved memories of his enchanted Island of Love and Inspired Verse.

They are Incantation Postcards to Leonard Cohen’s Youth, to my Youth, to your Youth, to everybody’s Youth.

I wish that, in our present world darkened by senseless pain and despair, Leonard Cohen ‘s message of love and empathy will travel far and bring a ray of light to those thirsty for beauty and hope.

I hear from across Time, the voice of W.B.Yeats telling me: “Take, if you must, this little Bag of Dreams, Unloose the cord and they would wrap You round”

Video: “So Long Marianne, Invocation Of The Muse”
Video by oana maria cajal

 

 

Here It Is: Video Tribute To Leonard Cohen’s Hero – Muhammad Ali, The Greatest

alifOana & Stefan Cajal offer Here It Is, The Greatest, their 15th Cohenesque picto-video, a tribute to Muhammad Ali, inspired by the discovery “that Muhammad Ali is our hero’s hero!” (See Leonard Cohen Names His Hero: Muhammad Ali) The soundtrack is Here It Is by Leonard Cohen & Sharon Robinson from Ten New Songs (2001).

Oana and Stefan Cajal’s evocative, Leonard Cohen-themed videos have been cherished features at Cohencentric. All Cajal videos can be found at Oana Maria Cajal.

 

Hallelujah On Fire – Part 3 Of The Longing Trilogy Dedicated To Leonard Cohen

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The complete title and description of the video offered by the authors follow:

“Hallelujah On Fire”, dedicated to LC.
A Cohenesc voyage to the end of the begining of…
Venus Of Urbino, an enigmatic leitmotif of sensuality
in the famous ironic window of the holy and the broken.
nonexplanatory visual hymn of love, beauty, sex, betrayal, death,
faith and surrender.

Dr Heck Note: Viewers will, I believe, find their experience of this work enhanced by taking a look at the discussion and presentation of the two earlier parts of Oana Cajal’s Leonard Cohen-inspired Longing Trilogy videos posted at

All posted Cajal videos can be found at .

Hallelujah On Fire
The Longing Trilogy – Part 3
Video by oana maria cajal