(edited 11/13/16)

“Even Saints have human flaws. It is overcoming those frailties which makes them greater than the sum of their parts.” – Unknown.

I memorized that quote when I read Slaves of New York by Tama Janowitz when I was about 15 or 16. I love that book and find that quote still resonates with me now.

One of my heros died this week. When I was very sick his words helped me to heal.

There was a lot of art I ran to for comfort but Leonard Cohen, through his writing did what my therapist would call, “wound work.”

As social media explodes with the realization of this great loss. The phrase that Cohen wrote that everyone agrees is “everything” seems to be:

“Forget your perfect offerings, there are cracks in everything. That is how the light gets in…”

There is no connection to the loss of Leonard Cohen and the fact that our country irreversibly changed this week unless it reveals itself…or you consider the crack in the glass ceiling that no one seems to be mentioning.

I  can’t think of anything profound to say except that I am reminding myself that “change is the only constant…” & I can’t help but think that Leonard Cohen is now among the angels in what he referred to as the “Tower of Song.”