“We do live in several different worlds. We live in a world that’s mundane, a world that’s apocalyptic, a world of order and a world that knows no order. We’re continually juggling these worlds, entering them and leaving them.” Leonard Cohen

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I’ve been writing about this for a long time. In a song I wrote in 1979 [The Gypsy’s Wife] I said these are the final days, these are the final hours, this is the darkness, this is the flood. Y’know — don’t wait for the apocalypse, It’s already happened. It’s already come down on us, we are in it right now. It’s not something that’s going to happen outside, this one is inside and it’s raging. I don’t feel like being a wild-eyed prophet on the streets shouting, ‘Repent, repent’ but we do live in several different worlds. We live in a world that’s mundane, a world that’s apocalyptic, a world of order and a world that knows no order. We’re continually juggling these worlds, entering them and leaving them. I’ve always had the sense that this apocalyptic reality is with us, it’s not something that’s coming.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

From “Hello! I Must Be Cohen” By Gavin Martin (New Musical Express, January 9, 1993).

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