Video From Oana Maria Cajal: Leonard Cohen In The Magic Garden Of Hat Productions

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For Everything There Is A Season

Oana Maria Cajal, whose evocative, Leonard Cohen-themed videos have been cherished features at Cohencentric and its predecessor sites provides this description of herself:

I am a poet, a playwright, a painter. I believe the poetry created the world. My hobby: Survival! My message is urgent: In the Spotlight of Death, Life shines in its brightest colors. Celebrate! This very second! Right Now!

While her previous videos, reflecting that urgency, have been fast-paced, almost hectic, today’s offering is less dramatically driven but equally intense and compelling.

Leonard Cohen In The Magic Garden Of Hat Productions

Autumn was never more beautiful to our souls, tired of death.
For Balcica and Teo, Oct. 14, Saint-Sauveur.

Posts featuring work by this artist are collected at . Originally posted Oct 18, 2013 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Treaty By Leonard Cohen – Quintessential Puzzle Of Longing, Love And Faith

Oana Maria Cajal.writes:

Here is our new Cohenesque Art Video, in anticipation of Leonard’s celebration in November, here in Montreal.

More Cohencentric posts featuring work by this artist can be found at Oana Maria Cajal. She also maintains a website at www.oanacajal.ca and a Twitter account at http://www.twitter.com/@OanaCajal

Oana Cajal’s “So Long, Leonard” Video: You Want It Darker By Leonard Cohen

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Oana Cajal writes:

This video is an expression of our endless love for LC, the Master Reconciliator of Man and his paradoxical, mysterious shadow.
It’s the crack in the wall of our dark times and growing despair.
It’s a sacred tear of infinite sorrow and vibrant hope.
It’s our grief of losing Leonard and our joy of having been touched by his conjuring
faith in the beauty of human imperfections.
It’s our prayer that the voice of God welcomed Leonard in the heaven of flawless verse
and allowed him to serve in the blessed garden of forgiveness.
But, to quote him, “That’s getting too heavy. I’m sorry. Strike that!”
So long Leonard…

Oana and Stefan Cajal’s evocative, Leonard Cohen-themed videos have been cherished features at Cohencentric. All Cajal videos can be found at Oana Maria Cajal.

Leonard Cohen Birthday Video From Oana and Stefan Cajal

82bdvidOana and Stefan Cajal’s 2013 Leonard Cohen birthday video, set to Tower of Song, is being reposted on the occasion of the Canadian singer-songwriter turning 82.

Oana and Stefan Cajal’s evocative, Leonard Cohen-themed videos have been cherished features at Cohencentric. All Cajal videos can be found at Oana Maria Cajal.

Farewell Marianne – Picto-Tribute & Video: “So Long Marianne, Invocation Of The Muse”

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A beautiful, gracious, eternal woman

Leonard Cohen

So long Marianne
You, infinite light
infinite smile,
infinite longing…
From Oana and Stefan Cajal

This video was originally posted Aug 22, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric, as the second in a trilogy of videos celebrating the 80th birthday of Leonard Cohen.The following text is from the earlier posting:

“Everybody’s youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.” F.Scott Fitzgerald

The visuals in So Long Marianne are my graphic art confessions about the dream and madness of youth. Paradigms of Essential Longing, conjuring Leonard Cohen’s beloved memories of his enchanted Island of Love and Inspired Verse.

They are Incantation Postcards to Leonard Cohen’s Youth, to my Youth, to your Youth, to everybody’s Youth.

I wish that, in our present world darkened by senseless pain and despair, Leonard Cohen ‘s message of love and empathy will travel far and bring a ray of light to those thirsty for beauty and hope.

I hear from across Time, the voice of W.B.Yeats telling me: “Take, if you must, this little Bag of Dreams, Unloose the cord and they would wrap You round”

Video: “So Long Marianne, Invocation Of The Muse”
Video by oana maria cajal