“The information and the invitation to make oneself strong and cheerful is not as easily available as it once was because we don’t have the kind of spiritual cheerleaders that we’ve had in the past. They’ve fallen into disrepute: the church, the university, the army.” Leonard Cohen

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The information and the invitation to make oneself strong and cheerful is not as easily available as it once was because we don’t have the kind of spiritual cheerleaders that we’ve had in the past. They’ve fallen into disrepute: the church, the university, the army. The institutions are not able to present their cheerleaders in the way they used to, so we have to rely on maverick spirits here and there to present a picture of health.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

 

Maverick Spirit: Leonard Cohen by Jim O’Brien. B-Side Magazine: August/September 1993.

Share Your Home’s Leonard Cohen Display

After I posted Unexpected Benefits Of Being A Leonard Cohen-1HeckOfAGuy Fan, Avi Elkoni, the protagonist featured in that post (and the source for Leonard Cohen’s Famous Blue Sharpie – And His Less Famous White Magic Marker), sent me the photo shown above with this message:

This is my home office, picture taken a few minutes ago, the yellow poster is the Durham poster…

This led me to take these shots of our own Leonard Cohen gallery (OK, it led me to ask The Duchess to take these shots of our own Leonard Cohen gallery).

So, Cohencentric is inviting Cohenites who have a portrait or two of Leonard, a concert poster, a drawing, a book cover, an autographed album cover… on display in their homes to send in photos of their Leonard Cohen momentoes to share with like-minded folks in the comments section here or on Facebook.

Exquisite Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Waiting For The Miracle – Paris 2012

Leonard Cohen – Waiting For The Miracle
Paris: Sept 30, 2012)
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Ah baby, let’s get married
We’ve been alone too long
Let’s be alone together
Let’s see if we’re that strong
Yeah let’s do something crazy,
Something absolutely wrong
While we’re waiting
For the miracle, for the miracle to come

Originally posted Oct 4, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric