Leonard Cohen lyrics to help bring you into the light
As we mourn the loss of one of Canada's greatest artists, let his words comfort us in their truth
It goes without saying that it's been an emotionally challenging week (and year) for a lot of people. And now, the news has come that iconic Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen had passed away.
In dark times, Cohen's extraordinary body of work might not be the most obvious place to turn for enlightenment. Over the decades, his lyrics have given helped dub him the "godfather of gloom," the "poet laureate of pessimism" and the "prince of bummers." But in the very examinations of darkness that gave Cohen that reputation, we can often find profound glimmers of hope. They are perhaps not the easiest glimmers to swallow, but these are not easy times. So as we mourn the loss of one of Canada's greatest artists, let his words comfort us in their truth.