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Happy Holidays

Post by jarkko » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:41 pm


Following our tradition, Leonard sings "Silent Night"
here: http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/silentnight.mp3
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Re: Happy Holidays

Post by Hartmut » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:58 pm

Thank you, Eija and Jarkko!

The same to you - and to everybody else here on the Forum!
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Re: Happy Holidays

Post by Hartmut » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:08 pm

jarkko wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:41 pm
Following our tradition, Leonard sings "Silent Night"
here: http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/silentnight.mp3
May I suggest a second tradition?
'Leonard singing "O Christmas Tree" (more or less)'
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Re: Happy Holidays

Post by 199Dan » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:16 am

Wishes of peace to all.
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Re: Happy Holidays

Post by sturgess66 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:21 am

Happy Holidays Eija and Jarkko.
And to all forum members.
And all best wishes for the coming New Year! :D
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Re: Happy Holidays

Post by oldfriend28 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:09 pm

Yes, Happy Holidays everyone!
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Re: Happy Holidays

Post by anny » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:31 am

Happy Holidays Eija and Jarkko and to everybody here on the forum.

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Re: Happy Holidays

Post by B4real » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:55 am

Well, another year has almost come and gone by us again. I’m simply grateful to be able to be here and say that! Thank you Jarkko and Eija and family for all you do here for us. I hope your home renovating is finished and you are taking it easy!

To the Forum Family and one and all around the world –
May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love.

~ Ada V. Hendricks

There Is A Star That Shines Tonight – Sheryl Crow
.... "peace on earth and in our hearts" ....

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Whither Thou Goest
Toronto 7th June 2008
.... “If you’ve lost it, and it’s easy to lose it,
May you locate in your hearts the blessings of peace”....

I had just finished designing my card for this year when I remembered a poem Leonard had written many years ago about a dove and I thought it wouldn’t go astray here too. Besides, I love the inference of the last two sentences :)

The Dove
I saw the dove come down, the dove with the green twig,
the childish dove out of the storm and flood. It came
towards me in the style of the Holy Spirit descending.
I had been sitting in a cafe for twenty-five years
waiting for this vision. It hovered over the great
quarrel. I surrendered to the iron laws of the moral
universe which make a boredom out of everything desired.
Do not surrender, said the dove. I have come to make a
nest in your shoe. I want your step to be light.

~ LC from DOALM

Best wishes of the season,
It doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to B4real ~ me
Attitude is a self-fulfilling prophecy ~ me ...... The magic of art is the truth of its lies ~ me ...... Only left-handers are in their right mind!
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Re: Happy Holidays

Post by christineanne » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:13 pm

With my best wishes for a happy Christmas and a peaceful 2018 to all forum users
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Re: Happy Holidays

Post by HugoD » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:47 pm

Happy holidays for everyone here and of course the best wishes for 2018! Hope to see you all in Budapest and keep the songs alive!
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Re: Happy Holidays

Post by dar » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:59 am

Dear Eija and Jarkko,

Thank you for all you do. Good health and happiness to you and your family.


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Re: Happy Holidays

Post by mutti » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:52 pm

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to everyone on this wonderful forum!
Thank you Jarkko, Marie, Maarten, Wybe and all the other moderators for all that you do.
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2013 Oakland x 2/New York City x 2/Winnipeg...
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Re: Happy Holidays

Post by Willy » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:10 pm

To all our Cohenite friends Wybe and Willy
2008 - Brugge, Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Helsinki, Oberhausen, Rotterdam.
2009 - Antwerpen, Venice, Barcelona.
2010 - 2X Gent, Lille, Las Vegas 2x
2012 - Gent, 2 x Amsterdam, Dublin, Verona
2013 - Pula, Rotterdam

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Re: Happy Holidays

Post by majmunka » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:43 pm

Merry Christmas and Happy holidays, friends. Hope to see you in Budapest next year.
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Re: Happy Holidays

Post by Gentle Reader » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:59 am

Happy Holidays and Happy 2018 to everyone!

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