I tried to stop, but my relationship with writing is like that of a bear running into a hive — he can’t resist the temptation to steal honey. It happens continually. It’s delightful and it’s horrible, but, although I’m clumsy and aching, I’m up to my neck in it.
From The Virtueless Monk by Elena Comelli (La Nazione, Florence, November 25, 1998. Translated by Andrea Della Rossa) Accessed at LeonardCohenFiles. The image atop this post is the back cover of Flowers for Hitler by Leonard Cohen. Photo by Sophie Baker (Jonathan Cape: 1973)Originally posted October 5, 2009 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric