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


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


Roscoe Beck – Tandem Dancing Partner


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


Jennifer Warnes & Sharon Robinson – Duet Floor Exercises


The Webb Sisters – Synchronized Nordic Skiing


Rafael Gayol – Javelin Throw

Note the unorthodox over the shoulder style


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


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 []