“I never met a woman until I was 65” Leonard Cohen; “And I was the one standing there when that idea occurred to him” Anjani Thomas

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Everything changes as you get older. I never met a woman until I was 65. Instead, I saw all kinds of miracles in front of me … [I] always appreciated what they could do for me … [but saw them through my own] urgent needs and desires. Once that started to dissolve, I began to see the woman standing there.

 

Leonard Cohen

 

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And I was the one standing there when that idea occurred to him.

 

Anjani Thomas

 

Cohen’s Age Of Reason by Christine Langlois (Zoomer: Sept 6, 2006)

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I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Sept 18, 2015.

2 thoughts on ““I never met a woman until I was 65” Leonard Cohen; “And I was the one standing there when that idea occurred to him” Anjani Thomas

  1. I believe this is one of those strange quirks of being male, and it’s probably endemic in all of us

    It’s something we thought never existed until we got older.

    But I now wonder how different life would have had I done so early on

    It is who we are I suppose, human beings, forever learning, and with deep regrets

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