Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Thoughtful Moments #6 Hallelujah and Leonard Cohen

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Today....for my own peace and for a deep cleansing breath... here's something different.

Leonard Cohen has always been one of my favorite writers and musicians... his words are spun with truth, and vivid word images,  and always some sort of meaning for all. 

Hallelujah was written during a very low point in his career for the album, Various Positions for Columbia Records. It was given the first spot on side 2, and pretty much ignored. The album eventually made it to America in 1984. Bob Dylan picked up the song and recorded it in 1988 and slowly it has morphed into the American psyche as a perfect song for many occasions. 

Hallelujah by the Pentatonix...2016

This all brings to mind another favorite quote of mine of being accepted for who we are:

“Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of 

feeling safe with a person — 

having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, 

but pouring them all right out, 

just as they are, chaff and grain together; 

certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them,

keep what is worth keeping, and then

 with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.”

Diana Maria Mulock Craik 1826-1887 English poet and novelist.

So take what you can from this music choice for this day...or "with a breath of kindness blow the rest away."