And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth. And for two and a half thousand years, the ring passed out of all knowledge
― The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Don’t worry – there’s no danger of something like that happening here.
This is the follow-up to yesterday’s post, Leonard Cohen’s Now You See It, Now You Don’t Unified Heart Ring Trick, which introduced the Now You See It – Now You Don’t Leonard Cohen Unified Heart Ring phenomenon: Leonard Cohen beginning a concert wearing a ring only to have it disappear in the first part of the show.
Leonard Cohen Pre-Tour Ring-Wearing
The 2012 Tour was not the first time Leonard Cohen has worn the Unified Heart ring. A brief search this morning turned up several photos documenting the ring adorning the middle finger (with a single exception) of his left hand, all but one of which have previously appeared on this site. The earliest of this set is a shot taken at Cohen’s June 17, 2010 Songwriters Hall Of Fame induction.
And, of course, he was wearing the ring in the photo by Kezban Özcan that became the basis of the Old Ideas album cover.
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