Leonard Cohen's blog
“Comic books, movies, radio programmes centered their entertainment around the fact of torture. With the clearest of consciences, with a patriotic intensity, children dreamed, talked, acted orgies of physical abuse. Imaginations were released to wander on a reconnaissance mission from Cavalry to Dachau.
European children starved and watched their parents scheme and die. Here we grew up with toy whips. Early warning against our future leaders, the war babies.”
you would look at me/and it never occurred to me/that you might be choosing/the man of your life
– Looking Away, Leonard Cohen (via nocrimeinthewasteland)
First off, a warm thank you to everyone who has stopped by, we logged over 23,000 page views in May which is not bad at all for a first month in the woods.
Goodnight May, Hello June.
Sometimes, when you no longer see yourself as the hero of your own drama, you know, expecting victory after victory, and you understand deeply that this is not paradise, somehow we - especially the privileged ones that we are - we somehow embrace the notion that this veil of tears, that it’s perfectible, that you’re going to get it all straight. I found that things became a lot easier when I no longer expected to win.
– Leonard Cohen (transcribed from I’m Your Man, a film by Lian Lunson)