Daily Archives: March 25, 2011

Story Of Issac: Leonard Cohen (1985)


The door it opened slowly,
my father he came in,
I was nine years old.
And he stood so tall above me,
his blue eyes they were shining
and his voice was very cold.
He said, “I’ve had a vision
and you know I’m strong and holy,
I must do what I’ve been told.”
So he started up the mountain,
I was running, he was walking,
and his axe was made of gold.
Well, the trees they got much smaller,
the lake a lady’s mirror,
we stopped to drink some wine.
Then he threw the bottle over.
Broke a minute later
and he put his hand on mine.
Thought I saw an eagle
but it might have been a vulture,
I never could decide.
Then my father built an altar,
he looked once behind his shoulder,
he knew I would not hide.

You who build these altars now
to sacrifice these children,
you must not do it anymore.
A scheme is not a vision
and you never have been tempted
by a demon or a god.
You who stand above them now,
your hatchets blunt and bloody,
you were not there before,
when I lay upon a mountain
and my father’s hand was trembling
with the beauty of the word.

And if you call me brother now,
forgive me if I inquire,
“Just according to whose plan?”
When it all comes down to dust
I will kill you if I must,
I will help you if I can.
When it all comes down to dust
I will help you if I must,
I will kill you if I can.
And mercy on our uniform,
man of peace or man of war,
the peacock spreads his fan.

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A great song, written by one of most sincere among our contemporaries: He enriches our lives with his wisdom, and sets a good example for people of all ages.

Leonard Cohen on Q TV (CBC exclusive)

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To celebrate Q’s 2nd anniversary — poet, novelist, songwriter, legend…a special exclusive feature interview with Leonard Cohen… recorded at his home in Montreal.
A great interview by Jian Ghomeshi.

Sometimes I enjoy listening to Leonard Cohen reminding me the value of reverence, self respect…But more than anything I enjoy his enthusiasm, and dedication to his art, the understanding that creation is in the making, art is dynamic, just like the vibration of the music and verse his talent embodies and chantsModesty is at work in Mr. Cohen’s musical career, perseverance to write something of value, something true about the human condition, love, life and the world and civilization of which he has been part of and a catalyst for change. Mr. Cohen’s philosophy of life has given us some memorable phrases, that are now part of more and more of his contemporaries.
One of the themes appearing is the feelings for the many people suffering in the world, and it really feels like today is a time as good, if not better than any before.

I truly hope that you will find this moments inspirational and enjoy its eloquence, clarity and sincerity and spirituality.

Love Friends.

Outta Gym Free Card: Exercise doesn’t care about Gyms, and your pocket will love you

Actually the only place you will gain any weight at all, by following some (not even all) of the recommendations from this great WebMD presentation, will be in your pocket , as money saved: No need for excuses about membership expenses, or waste of time in traffic to get to the gym in the first place. Statistics cannot be wrong in this case: Exercise half an hour a day (the earlier, the better), and all the time you’ll “waste” daily will be returned to you ten fold closer to the end of the road in addition of  making the last years of your life easier. I know, I’m a terrible salesperson: But who can deny oneself a happier life…It’s a win-win situation.

Now go check that presentation,  http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/slideshow-no-gym-workout?ecd=soc_tw, and consider also small little changes in your life.
Remember the return, Friends!
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