Leonard Cohen has passed away.
We were connected. The mother in law of Gideon Zelermyer, the cantor who sang on his last album, used to live two blocks from me. I drive through Westmount, the city where he grew up, a lot. I went to Mcgill University and my dog swims in the river where Suzanne had a place.
Maybe not so close.
Evil teacher Suzy wanted us to do a tribute to him and played his music for the entire class. While I enjoy his music, 3 hours can make you feel very very sad. His poetry was beautiful. So it would be natural to include words in a painting.
It is very rare that a person who is not a hockey player touches both English and French people in Montreal. He did.
And I loved you when our love was blessed
And I love you now there's nothing left
But sorrow and a sense of overtime
And I missed you since the place got wrecked
And I just don't care what happens next
Looks like freedom but it feels like death
It's something in between, I guess
It's closing time
It's Closing Time