© 2014 Lynsey

I’m your man


Back in December, we were lucky enough to be able to witness Leonard Cohen in concert. I think we were amongst the youngest people in the audience. He’s clearly been a kind of lyricist for the soundtrack of many of our lives as many of the audience were singing along.

It was a privilege to see him live. Sure, the good old songs are always great to hear, and the master’s voice and the virtuoso musical performance from his family of musicians were right on the mark. What made the concert exceptional for me was the absolute graciousness of his performance, and the extreme care he shared with the other performers, making us absolutely clear who the performers are, their backgrounds, where their musical expertise comes from, and how grateful he is for their performance. And we all were. It was moving to watch the interchange between them all.

Cohen turned 79 back in September. I pray that when I leave the stage into the lasting dark it will be to the roared acclaim accorded him, and that I, like him, will skip off the stage like a spring lamb.

Manifesto
04. Every day is an opportunity to cultivate the promise of the future.
10. Every day connect with somebody.
15. Every day make a difference to yourself and others.

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