How to Survive November 2022 – 11

The first time I saw him was with my sister 1985, and it was the first time I had a crush on a singer, he was in black suit, intensely present, sexy, older man. I was sold. Voice of honey and soul. I was 22 years-old and smitten.

I have seen Leonard Cohen in concert three times, this tour also came to Helsinki 2008 and 2010, needed to be there also. It is an unbelievable charisma that man had, just simply by standing on the stage and singing he got the attention. A huge arena and he was able to make intimate atmosphere to it. That is something not everyone is able to do.

Sharon Robinson, a writing collaborator of Leonard Cohen. She recalled to Uncut: “Leonard had most of the lyric done when he handed it to me. There’s a profound honesty in it. He’s exposing something we all know and talk about with those close to us, but not publicly. It says we’re not really in control of our destiny, there are others running things, and we go about our daily lives with that in the background.”

This photo due to one line in the song. Finding photos to go with his poems/songs is nearly impossible.

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died
Everybody talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long-stem rose
Everybody knows

Thanks PARALLEL LINES |in scale for hosting How to Survive November once again.

At the ‘How to Survive November‘ monthly theme we will combine photo and sound. You can select a piece of music to your taste and find a photo to portray the song or you can make a drawing, painting or collage. The picture can be from your archives or you can get it fresh. Enjoy and have fun!