I’m no Leonard Cohen addict, but certainly a fan of his brilliance, his poetry. I’ve owned The Essential Leonard Cohen album since it came out in 2002, but haven’t played it often. I’ve had it loaded on my phone and my iPod – for listening on the treadmill or out walking.
Recently it seems my iPod-shuffle has been playing one tune more often. I’ve been enjoying – some lyrics resonating more than before.
The title, In My Secret Life, seems to illustrate a confession of sorts from Cohen – and I think the reason these lyrics resonate with me, and likely for many of us too; there are elements of our life and how we’ve lived it, our mind and things we think, our record of what we’ve said and done as well as what we’ve not mentioned, not done, or not acted upon which form our legacy.
It’s who we are: the secret, and the non-secret portions of our lives.