As you are well aware Mr. Leonard Cohen is the Founder of the Order Of The Unified Heart, a concept that in my view has meaning in this stage of human civilization. A line from the poem “Anthem”, I believe perfectly describe the ideal of this new Order: ” every heart, every heart to love will come, but like a refugee”. Indeed, the poet again and again affirms his belief that only love can project human civilization forth, like: ” Love’s the only engine for survival” (from the poem “The Future”)
Vincent Van Gogh said once: “As we advanced in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.” This is indeed a sigh of wisdom, that most of the time comes to maturity with one’s older years, but it is also true that one’s life experiences can act like a accelerator.
Remains to be seen, what other wonderful ideas and illuminating thoughts will Mr. Leonard Cohen enlighten us all with, and if finally humanity will overcome this age of an temperamental teenager and reach maturity.
My take on this is: A sword can’t cut either water nor air.
- Take This Waltz: Leonard Cohen (euzicasa.wordpress.com)