Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Dublin O2, Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen, July 23rd

this song amazes me....I can feel him singing it....beautiful..... 
 Leonard Cohen, on what the song 'Hallelujah' is about: "This world is full of conflicts and full of things that cannot be reconciled but there are moments when we can transcend the dualistic system and reconcile and embrace the whole mess and that's what I mean by 'Hallelujah'. That regardless of what the impossibility of the situation is, there is a moment when you open your mouth and you throw open your arms and you embrace the thing and you just say 'Hallelujah! Blessed is the name.' And you can't reconcile it in any other way except in that position of total surrender, total affirmation."

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"No matter where you go, no matter what you eat, no matter how many gifts you give and receive this holiday season, unless you are actually present, it all flies by as if in a dream. Satisfaction in anything--a meal, an interaction, a gift, a sunset--depends on your willingness to take it in. Breathe. Feel your arms and your legs. You are allowed to love every little thing about yourself and your life. You are allowed to take up space and be all that you are. Really you are." - Geneen Roth