Leonard Cohen on struggling “to negotiate the day and the night” with illustrative animation

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It’s pretty tricky to negotiate the day and the night. The calling in my life has been to struggle with that predicament. But, I’ve had a couple good laughs now and then, too.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

 

Quotation from An Interview with Leonard Cohen by Richard Guilliat (Sunday Times Magazine (London): Dec 12, 1993)  Note: Originally posted Feb 24, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

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More Leonard Cohen Favourite Games – Unified Heart Touring Company Teammates

olyCohencentric published a three-part survey of Leonard Cohen’s sports (see The Favourite Games Of Leonard Cohen: Part 1, Part 2. and Part 3) to commemorate the Rio 2016 Olympics, Now, we offer a few examples of athletic efforts by the folks who work with Leonard.

The Webb Sisters – Gymnastics

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Roscoe Beck – Tandem Dancing Partner

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Sharon Robinson & The Webb Sisters – (Very) Freestyle Dancing

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Jennifer Warnes & Sharon Robinson – Duet Floor Exercises

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The Webb Sisters – Synchronized Nordic Skiing

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Rafael Gayol – Javelin Throw

Note the unorthodox over the shoulder style

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Leonard Cohen Animation: “If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash”

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OK, this may not be exactly the poetry = ash metaphor Leonard Cohen had in mind when he commented to an interviewer, “Poetry is just the evidence of a life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash,”1 but there is a certain resonance to this animated juxtaposition of a young Leonard Cohen smoking and blackening pages.

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  1. Songs Sacred and Profane by Ira Mothner. Look: June 10, 1969 []