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Re: Montreal: comments and feelings

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:23 am
by anneporter
[quote=B4real post_id=367707 time=1510442
I hope you are continuing with your visual art - maybe the last one in the slide show could be yours ;-)

Thank you for your kind comments, Bev!

And yes, the 2 monotypes at the end are mine, as well as the sketch of Cohen with wings tucked under his arm- that is the germ of an image I am working on now.

All the best,
Anne

Re: Montreal: comments and feelings

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:29 am
by B4real
anneporter wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:23 am
[quote=B4real post_id=367707 time=1510442
I hope you are continuing with your visual art - maybe the last one in the slide show could be yours ;-)

Thank you for your kind comments, Be!

And yes, the 2 monotypes at the end are mine, as well as the sketch of Cohen with wings tucked under his arm- that is the germ of an image I am working on now.
hehe! I nearly said "the last two" because I recognised the style and printmaking method application that I know you were into some time ago :) Maybe you could show us when you've finished the "wings" artwork.
Good on you Anne! So nice to catch up with you again :D

Re: Montreal: comments and feelings

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:12 pm
by vlcoats
We had a wonderful time in Montreal! Thank you Jarkko, Eva, and everyone who had a hand in making our experience even more memorable!

If you have time and are interested, its4inthemorning and I have posted more about our experiences on the thread "Along the way..." viewtopic.php?p=367721#p367713

Thank you again!
Vickie

Re: Montreal: comments and feelings

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:32 pm
by JaneBK
I’m finishing up my ten days’ visit to Montreal.
I’d initially made plans to come for the MAC exhibit, way back at the beginning of 2106 when it was announced. I joined the museum so that I could be a part of the members’ preview evening. And, I admit, hoped that Leonard would be at the opening.

So I’ve been in Montreal since the 4th and have had LC songs in my head nonstop for 10 days.

Closure? Maybe so.

After the concert, I messaged Adam on Facebook, thanking him for the concert and also wishing him closure and blessings. Four days later, my Facebook messaging pinged late at night. It was a “ Thank you” from Adam.

I’m ready to go home now.

Re: Montreal: comments and feelings

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:37 am
by stfa
vlcoats wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:12 pm
If you have time and are interested, its4inthemorning and I have posted more about our experiences on the thread "Along the way..." viewtopic.php?p=367721#p367713

Thank you again!
Vickie
Hi Vickie, I enjoyed your post about your trip. Thought you might want to know that your chapstick stayed there till at least November 7th. I walked up Mount Royal on the anniversary of Leonard's death and paid my respects. I have to admit I was surprised to see a chapstick but also kind of 'got it' - I meant to bring something interesting from home for me to leave but settled for an interesting rock I found along the way. Anyway your offering was still there as of then. I have a picture of the grave that shows it but have been unable to post it. Will try again when I can figure out how to downsize it. So glad I made the trip - I hope you visit Montreal again - it is my father's city and has so much to offer. I have been blessed to visit it many times and will, G-- willing, visit it many more!

Re: Montreal: comments and feelings

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:55 pm
by Mabeanie1
stfa wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:37 am
Thought you might want to know that your chapstick stayed there till at least November 7th.
Still there Nov 8! I did wonder ....

We left stones from Hydra when we visited in September. This time I left a little bit of Warwickshire, which I am gratified to see is still there on all the later photos I've seen to date.

Wendy

Re: Montreal: comments and feelings

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:59 pm
by vlcoats
stfa post wrote:.... Thought you might want to know that your chapstick stayed there till at least November 7th. I walked up Mount Royal on the anniversary of Leonard's death and paid my respects. I have to admit I was surprised to see a chapstick but also kind of 'got it' ... I have a picture of the grave that shows it but have been unable to post it...
Thank you stfa for your update on my offering. I know it is silly, but yes, I would love to have a picture of it. My husband was taking the photos that day and although he got a "before" shot and one of me placing my offering, he didn't get an "after" shot. Would you mind if I sent you a private message with my email address that you could send the photo to? That way I could have a full size image
Mabeanie1 post wrote:...Still there Nov 8! I did wonder ....
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Mabeanie1, thank you also for letting me know it was still there on Nov 8th. Perhaps someone was in need of it after that ;-)

Vickie

Re: Montreal: comments and feelings

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:03 am
by stfa
PM IS FINE. I WISH I HAD BEEN AS PREPARED AS MALBEANIE - I WILL BE NEXT TIME! :lol:

Re: Montreal: comments and feelings

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:39 am
by icecreamtruck
I was not able to be there but I was able to see the video briefly that was shown with the new version of Book Of Longing and the precious video clips.

Could someone PM me that video? I know that it's not supposed to be out there but I'm dying to see it again.

Re: Montreal: comments and feelings

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:41 pm
by Mabeanie1
icecreamtruck wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:39 am
Could someone PM me that video? I know that it's not supposed to be out there but I'm dying to see it again.
I would love to see it again too.

W

Re: Montreal: comments and feelings

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:38 am
by anny
Me too...pls

Re: Montreal: comments and feelings

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:53 am
by HugoD
Can I join in on that request? :lol:

Re: Montreal: comments and feelings

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:45 am
by icecreamtruck
Perhaps it was out of line for me to request that someone share that clip with me. I know that it was originally posted and then taken down by request of the family.

I was unable to attend Tower of Song. I wish I had been able to. I never met Leonard Cohen but I saw him in concert as often as I could during the last few years. I really have been grieving him as I would a member of my own family.

I can’t justify this personal grief rationally but perhaps you know where I’m coming from. The Cohen family and friends have legitimate grief and what they share is their call.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that this video, this little window that I saw poorly through my iPhone, into their lives felt like it would be a comfort to my little grief and I would so love to see it again. I completely defer to the wishes of the family which are for now, to keep that private.

Re: Montreal: comments and feelings

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:32 am
by vlcoats
icecreamtruck post wrote: I completely defer to the wishes of the family which are for now, to keep that private.
I just want to say that this is a very nice sentiment. If he was my dad or grandpa or even second cousin twice removed, I am pretty sure I would appreciate it.

Re: Montreal: comments and feelings

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:56 am
by Joe Way
I just returned to this topic and noticed that I had missed Anneporter's video-wonderfully done to a great song! Thank you.

And I really enjoyed the accounts that Vickie and 4inthemorning linked to. They brought back many memories for Anne & I.

It was a wonderful week for us in a city that we have come to love. We hope to return to Montreal in the future. We are looking forward to getting a Blu-ray of the concert and re-living that also.

Anne & I had the privilege of attending the Hal Willner concert in Prospect Park in Brooklyn in 2003 and were tremendously impressed. This concert had many of the same qualities including the terrific band that Hal put together with Marc Ribot guitarist and the flamboyant drummer whose name escapes me. I would have preferred to have a few more obscure of his songs performed like they did in Brooklyn, but I can understand that in a show such as this, the greatest hits were necessary.

From the time we took the big step of committing to go to Hydra in 2002, through all of the other events and the wonderful concerts, we continue to be amazed at the wonderful people that we've met and continue to meet. Many feel more like family now than simply friends. This week re-enforced that feeling tremendously. I encourage anyone who is tempted to take the leap of faith and go to Budapest next year and/or go to Hydra in 2019. You won't regret it.

Thanks friends for a wonderful week!