My only complaint was the rude and late arrival of so many people after the concert started. It was so bad that Leonard apologized "for starting on time" and asked that the theater lights be turned on so people could find their seats. Later in the show he played the first song, "Dance Me to the End of Love" again so we could enjoy it uninterrupted. Sadly, I was unable to get any pictures of Leonard but at his age, he has eliminated the "meet and greet" time after the concert. He was on stage for over 3 and a half hours with only one break in the middle....he was filled with energy and literally skipped on and off the stage. My pictures show my joy at this "Bucket List" event.
|Nokia Billboard, Leonard Cohen Sold Out!|
|Ms.Happy face @ a "Bucket List"event!|
|LA Live Plaza|
|My dinner Place|
|New Friends from Las Vegas|
|My Concert Tee|
...The birds they sang at the break of day, "Start Again", I heard them say. Don't dwell on what has passed away or what is yet to be. Ah, the wars they will be fought again. The holy dove, she will be caught again
Bought and sold and bought again, the dove is never free
So ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything...that's how the light gets in....
..And sometimes when the night is slow, the wretched and the meek, We gather up our hearts and go, A Thousand Kisses Deep.
...The light came through the window, straight from the sun above and so inside my little room there plunged the rays of Love. In streams of light I clearly saw the dust you seldom see. Out of which the Nameless makes a Name for one like me. All busy in the sunlight the flecks did float and dance, and I was tumbled up with them in formless circumstance. Then I came back from where I'd been. My room, it looked the same - But there was nothing left between the Nameless and the Name....
Those lyrics talk about experiences I have had in meditation where the Nameless and I become one....with the dust and will all there is. Love Itself.