In memoriam Leonard Cohen
When a poet dies, the world discovers itself poorer, not understanding why, but perfectly feeling how…
And worse, there is a crack in everything that you can put together, physical objects, mental objects, constructions of any kind. But that’s where the light gets in, and that’s where the resurrection is and that’s where the return, that’s where the repentance is. It is with the confrontation, with the brokenness of things.
In the song “Anthem” this phrase became a simple, beautiful verse:
There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.
Thanks, Mr. Cohen