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by Jean Fournell
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 34
Views: 6240

The Fool: 12.2 – A breath of nothing

You know who I am, you've stared at the sun, well I am the one who loves changing from nothing to one. Leonard Cohen, You Know Who I Am The Nothing shan't live like a dog either Have we now finally resolved Zeno's "youthful effort"? Given the history of "final resolutions", from Aristotle onwards, i...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18968

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

"Night" is compelling, isn't it? That first part of my signature is meant as a comment on my avatar picture. The second and the third part are borrowed from Leonard Cohen. The musical sequences are from "tonight will be fine ... for a while " and from "Held you for a little while / My Oh My Oh My" (...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18968

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Its4inthemorning, you're putting words on my feelings! This thread is most delightful for me as well indeed. This is partly due to the contributions from very different horizons, as you say, and partly to the fresh look caused by Vickie's impulsion. And yes, that deserves a Thank You! After your tho...
by Jean Fournell
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18968

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Some of you may be wondering who Victoria is :) At the time Leonard was a little obsessed and fascinated with her but she officially belonged to someone else by the name of Mac ;-) All he could ever hope to possess of her was her voice over which he had total control. But she was also available to ...
by Jean Fournell
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18968

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Yes, Vickie, apparently there is such a risk indeed: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_code I don't understand all of these technicalities, but it seems to be quite a nuisance — at least for honest DVD buyers. Its4inthemorning, we'll quite simply remember the fact that you don't know Vickie a...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18968

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Vickie, it took me a long time because simple things are difficult, as I said before. And I'm an atheist because I don't use God for my personal schemes and calculations and desires to get the world under my control. Also, I don't believe in Him... The two views are not exactly opposing views; they ...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18968

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Hi Vickie, here my attempts at being a bit clearer: The first point concerns the line "I lit a thin green candle" in One of us cannot be wrong . Human thought is not one continuous track like this thread is, it is always operating on several levels simultaneously (or separated only by fractions of s...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 34
Views: 6240

The Fool: 12.1 – A question

"All the manifold returns to the one. Where does the one return to?" Zen question ● "Master, here I stand before you, and I have nothing." "Then throw it away." "What could I throw away, since I have nothing?" "Then keep it." Zen dialog (With a probability bordering on certainty, the self-reflexivit...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18968

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Alan, I'm honoured by your comments! Yes, my horses are devoted to me, and I am devoted to them. We have a horse-human relationship of the rare kind, based on mutual understanding. In horsemanship considered as a religion, I'd be one of their mystics. We meticulously obey the traffic rules (in the 1...
by Jean Fournell
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18968

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

I am not sure about the “thin green candle”. I had read somewhere- in one of the biographies no doubt or possibly an interview B4 posted a link for- that it was a reference to Leonard’s efforts to induce Nico (the tall blonde who was sorely missing the “Cohen gene”) to give him the time of day by a...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18968

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Jean...You're here still too, right? Yes, I'm still here. It should be pretty safe to say that your approach to Leonard Cohen is more structured than that of most people, and so the term "studying" might indeed be not too far from the point. And we are all of us more or less "crazy" here... I'm a b...
by Jean Fournell
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18968

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

I guess there would be a bit of a language barrier Hi Vickie, yes, there is a language barrier indeed! I would never be able to answer your posts after reading them only two or three times... I stopped riding the Thoroughbred (the brown horse) a good three years ago, and ever since it's only the Ca...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18968

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

It said "Please do not feed the bears" Over here the equivalent is: "Interdit de ramasser des vipères" (No collecting vipers). I finally listened to "The Strawberry Roan", after I'd found the lyrics on the web. Even without looking up all that vocabulary: strange mentality they've got... I was hold...
by Jean Fournell
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18968

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Well, there's a lot going on here. Thanks for your links, B4real, especially the last one! I have one other question about you horses… if you always take both of your horses on your ride, do you always ride one and lead the other, or do you switch off? Here I have a problem with "switch off". You ar...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 398
Views: 18968

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

[...] Leonard was a very good observer of horses and particularly their relationship with man. Alan, on page 9 of this thread, there is a photo of Leonard Cohen riding onto the stage on a horse he got somewhere because the ordinary ways of transport failed. That means, that horse and rider had know...

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