Generational Icon…

In Nonesense, Whatever on July 9, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Listening to this generational icon, Leonard Cohen, my generation. Suzanne, if you are of the 50/60s generation then you listen to this classic song and your mind is flooded with memories of times bygone.

For me, as I sit here, listening to Suzanne, I am 18 again and sit in my bedroom with my record player listening to my folk music. Memories come flooding back, along with a deep desire to return to those days. Reality and age set in and I fully realize that as much as my heart wants it, there is no return. There is a longing, emptiness as I listen to Leonard Cohen. And there is no way to fill it.

So as empty and painful as it maybe, it is part of who I am. The irony of it all, he fills my heart with his very words…

And Jesus was a sailor When he walked upon the water And he spent a long time watching From his lonely wooden tower And when he knew for certain Only drowning men could see him

He said “All men will be sailors then Until the sea shall free them”

But he himself was broken Long before the sky would open Forsaken, almost human He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone And you want to travel with him And you want to travel blind And you think maybe you’ll trust him For he’s touched your perfect body with his mind.

And I think of the people who are no longer with me. I yearn to share with them who I am, what I am and where I am. Where have they gone? So much of what I have done I want to share with them. But they have already traveled blind with Jesus and he has touched their perfect bodies.

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