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02 August 2008

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Ah, thanks for that! I missed it, but I loooove those old Leonard Cohen songs and I'm going to try to catch that.

I'm not really that keen on poetry, but some does get to me, and Cohen's is perfect. Dark and edgy, but at the same time impossibly romantic. *Sigh*

Thank you, fascinating interview!

It was brilliant and so moving.

This reminds me of him too
http://andrewgriffiths.wikispaces.com/

especially A Lover Stays In so desperately sad

Just going to listen to the R4 interview in a moment and looking forward to it. I've been a fan of LC since I was 16 (nearly 40 years) when a young lad I fancied at a party played So Long Marianne to me on his guitar... aaah, young love!

Hello Jan - and welcome to another Spanish gardener! I suppose many of us have similar guitar moments. Mine involved someone singing Dylan's Shelter from the Storm. Very romantic, and I was smitten, until I realised he was singing the song for somebody else. Sob, sob.

Such a pity it isn't permanently online. Loved that programme, and had it on a CD, but can no longer find it.

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Thought for life

  • The House of Breath, William Goyen
    We are the carriers of lives and legends - who knows the unseen frescoes on the private walls of the skull?

Thinking about . . .

  • Daniel Klein, Travels with Epicurus
    I too listen to music more and more. Throughout my life, music has stirred me more than any other art form, and now, in old age, I find myself listening to it almost every evening, usually alone, for hours at a time.
  • Julia Blackburn, Thin Paths
    I began writing because I liked to write things down. I learnt foreign languages because they seemed to enter my head by a process of osmosis.
  • Joan Bakewell, Stop the Clocks
    I live contentedly alone. It's better that way and I am often thoughtful about what has been and what might have been. There are many like me.
  • Patti Smith, M Train
    Oh to be reborn within the pages of a book.
  • Patti Smith, M Train
    Why is it that we lose the things we love, and things cavalier cling to us and will be the measure of our worth after we’re gone?
  • Judith Kerr, Observer Magazine, 22 November 2015
    I don't believe in God. I find it much easier to believe in ancestors. I like to imagine they are pointing us in the right direction.

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