I’m ashamed to admit this out loud, but when I first heard Leonard Cohen’s voice in the late 90s, I was trying to impress a guy I had a massive crush on who also happened to be a fan. In an attempt to woo this boy, I fully immersed myself in Leonard’s music and lyrics—I remember thinking that I’d never write anything so beautiful in all my life but those words and the way they were woven together made a lasting impression on me. The world lost a wonderful soul last night, and in tribute, this:
“There is a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in.”
It’s been a difficult week and I’ve had to unplug, unwind, and decompress with meditation and some deep breathing. Staying off of social media has helped and I think I’ll need some time before I’m back for good.
- Lining up dates to see my girlfriends
- Soup season has returned
- Macarons and caramel decaf coffee
- Falling into a workout routine I can stick with
- Ravi Shankar
- Digital detox
- Practicing my German more frequently and discovering that some things you just never forget
Most importantly for me this week was this:
I locked eyes with a girl at the gym and knew instantly we needed to talk about the election results the night before. She opened up first. We shared our feelings, our fears, our hopes, and our outlook for a sunnier future and we vowed that we would continue to treat the world with kindness and never lose hope or faith in humanity.