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I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Leonard Cohen, one of my favorite poet/songwriters. In an interview with The New Yorker in October 2016 he revealed that at 82 he was ready to die.
"Well Marianne, it’s come to this time when we are really so old and our bodies are falling apart and I think I will follow you very soon. Know that I am so close behind you that if you stretch out your hand, I think you can reach mine. And you know that I’ve always loved you for your beauty and your wisdom, but I don’t need to say anything more about that because you know all about that. But now, I just want to wish you a very good journey. Goodbye old friend. Endless love, see you down the road." - Cohen's letter to a dying friend
You Want It Darker
Ballad of a Runaway Horse penned by Leonard Cohen, performed by EmmyLou Harris
Joan of Arc
The Stranger Song
Suzanne was the song that introduced me to the music of Leonard Cohen