My adventures in a life that is always joyfully, wonderfully, and occasionally fearfully changing. A place for me to share the adventures I have, books I read, new ideas I wrestle with and learn from, and things I write.
Eight-and-a-half years ago, as I was driving around in my car listening to one of my CDs, I thought to myself, "If there is one person that I would like to see in concert more than any other musician, it is Leonard Cohen. But that isn't going to happen because he is old and he doesn't tour." When I got home that day and turned on my computer, a headline popped up that said, "Leonard Cohen Announces World Tour."
I had the opportunity to see him twice in concert - 2008 in Toronto and 2013 in Winnipeg; both memorable evenings. Then yesterday evening, the news reached the world that Leonard Cohen had died. I am thankful for everything that I have learned from Leonard Cohen.
This poem wasn't the next one I was planning to share; but in response to the events of the world this week - the US election results, the death of Leonard Cohen, and the death of one of my friends - here is my response.
(Information about the class assignment that this poem comes from can be found here.)
One of my classes this term had an artistic component - we had to engage the question that Jesus asks of Peter in the gospels, "Who do you say that I am?" using whatever artistic medium we wanted. I handed in a short collection of poetry presenting a variety of images for Jesus Christ, and came to the conclusion that "Jesus Christ is more than the sum of the metaphors."
I will be sharing some of these short poems on this blog over the next little bit. Here is one of my favourites: