“You become more foolish and more wise at the same time as you get older, more careful and more careless. It all just deepens—but I don’t think anyone masters the heart. It continues to cook like a shish kebab in everyone’s breast, bubbling and cooking and sizzling.” Leonard Cohen

So, speaking of romantic love, now that he’s 67 years old, is Cohen still in the line of fire of Cupid’s arrow?

 

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It seems to be somewhat abated at the moment, but I don’t think one ever gets a handle on this matter; I think one is vulnerable at any moment to those emotions. One becomes more circumspect as one gets older about everything—I mean, you become more foolish and more wise at the same time as you get older, more careful and more careless. It all just deepens—but I don’t think anyone masters the heart. It continues to cook like a shish kebab in everyone’s breast, bubbling and cooking and sizzling.

 

Leonard Cohen

 

Songs Of Love, Not Hate by Sylvie Simmons. Yahoo! Music: Oct 8, 2001.

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 November 26, 2009 at DrHGuy.com.

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