“My cover story is so good, people say: what’s he got to complain about.” Leonard Cohen
I have heard those very words so many times in my life: “Chuck, you’ve got such a great life, what are you depressed about?”
I’ve always had a very deep connection to Leonard; his books, his poetry, his songs…the words always spoke to me. At times I felt hypnotized by the lyrics of his songs, the depth of his poetry and the path along which his novels traveled. I attended three of the concerts he did over the years in Winnipeg and each time it felt like a spiritual experience…a piece of me opened up; I understood things more clearly and was moved at a level which I did not know existed…
Interesting that for Leonard it wasn’t his dark days which inspired his writing, but rather his words were a Victory statement, that once again he had defeated the demons.
Take a moment and listen to Leonard talk about is life and his battle with depression: