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by abby
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: God is hiding in the closet
Replies: 4
Views: 1294

Re: God is hiding in the closet

Cate wrote:God always snorts when he tries hard not to laugh.
Perfect :)
by abby
Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: empty in a small eden
Replies: 13
Views: 1844

Re: empty in a small eden

Well despite the landscape it doesn't sound like you live in a desert at all ;-) I would love to be the kind of person who can recognize constellations other than the dippers, to name or even notice ala Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Though I love Annie Dillard and in theory the practice of noticing is oh...
by abby
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: empty in a small eden
Replies: 13
Views: 1844

Re: empty in a small eden

Thanks, guys : ) I get a pull for the ocean, too; I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay. I'm reading a book right now called The Solace of Fierce Landscapes: Exploring Desert and Mountain Spirituality by Belden Lane. He writes about a practice he does wherein he lies in a sleeping bag in his backyard betw...
by abby
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: Jason Molina died Saturday
Replies: 2
Views: 1395

Jason Molina died Saturday

Jason Molina died on Saturday. He was, more or less (more, really), Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. The Secretly Canadian website (http://www.secretlycanadian.com/) lists the cause of death as natural causes, but you could also call it alcoholism; he was 39. Recently a friend from the Leonard ...
by abby
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sad news: Arlene Dick has passed away
Replies: 116
Views: 23976

Re: Sad news: Arlene Dick has passed away

LC & UHTC's honoring her by making her part of the service is a beautiful and most thoughtful farewell. How right to see her photo on the table, for Leonard to honor her there. I never knew Arlene but saw her from a distance once or twice. She was loved here- this community of fans can love well so...
by abby
Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: New Cohen-inspired movie - Take This Waltz
Replies: 24
Views: 7283

Re: New Cohen-inspired movie - Take This Waltz

It's such a strangely delicious experience to like something that you also hate, you know? The main character was so good and so real and totally reprehensible. I also wish it had ended earlier, but not at the dream 30 years on- that made me want to puke. I'm not a fan of happy endings (call me a si...
by abby
Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: empty in a small eden
Replies: 13
Views: 1844

empty in a small eden

in our small garden the heart may break completely the broken heart may gather up this desert soil enough to send down tentative roots that the wind might undo or a spring snow threaten the broken heart may be groundless in its search for God or love or mercy and this groundlessness may be the the o...
by abby
Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Without You
Replies: 70
Views: 9400

Re: Without You

12th of March I cannot. The days dry up in Indian summer March. It tops thirty degrees nine days straight. Pigeons coo, the sun falls in and I cannot. So many men hold the reins, so many stronger than me. I am but a speck. I sip my tea. Smile weakly at a man on tv. And insist, I cannot. Tonight I'l...
by abby
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Without You
Replies: 70
Views: 9400

Re: Without You

Cate wrote:I agree with Mat's Wow I.F.
mat james wrote:"I wasn't brave enough. And I wasn't kind enough."

wow!
Thirded.

p.s. I'm really enjoying being a witness to this thread : )
by abby
Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Beautiful Losers?
Replies: 27
Views: 16165

Re: Beautiful Losers?

Beautiful Losers been my favorite book for 17 years.
by abby
Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Average age of LC fans? I'm 16 btw
Replies: 11
Views: 2728

Re: Average age of LC fans? I'm 16 btw

Hi Howard. When I began participating in the online conversation about Leonard I was around your age, but it's been years and I'm 31 now. Imagine- 14 years old and your dear mom presents to you Beautiful Losers as required reading :) And you take off with it like nothing else.
by abby
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Come Healing
Replies: 12
Views: 19906

Re: Come Healing

Thank you for that, Cate. I've read that poem a hundred times but never listened because I wasn't married then. It's got me thinking, what else is waiting for me in the archives? I started reading Beautiful Losers again last night, after not having recognized a quote from it in Dennis Lee's Savage F...
by abby
Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Come Healing
Replies: 12
Views: 19906

Re: Come Healing

I kind of lost my hard-on for this thread. The spirit left me, what can I say? I can say I left the spirit, which is truer. For me I think the first verses sound like angels (voice of god) calling the man home – come bring your pain and imperfections, come and pray with us and be naked/unhidden and ...
by abby
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Vice
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: Vice

I've wanted to see that forever. Thank you!
by abby
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: prayer
Replies: 18
Views: 4624

Re: prayer

Thank you, Diane... it was a typo, and it totally pains me.

I love that other people know the place, but not too many : )

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