Happy 84th Birthday Leonard Cohen


Today is the 84th birthday of the singer, songwriter, poet, truth teller, and genius who is quoted as saying “Everything has a crack in it, that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen. His music and thoughtfully chosen lyrics resonate through generations around the globe. I find myself still, listening, every time I unexpectedly encounter one of his songs. I have stared blankly at the bakery display in a Starbucks, my mind wrapped around his words, sliding between them, memorizing their placement. The world is a better place because he was in it and still feels the loss that he has left.

NAME: Leonard Cohen
OCCUPATION: Singer, Songwriter, Poet
BIRTH DATE: September 21, 1934
DEATH DATE: November 7, 2016
PLACE OF BIRTH: Montreal, Canada
PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California
REMAINS: Buried, Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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