“When one of the girls…became pregnant by a guy who quickly left town when he heard the news, Leonard went around and dug the money out of whoever he thought had some, giving the largest amount himself to help her out.” Examples Of Leonard Cohen’s Graciousness: Montreal 1960s

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When one of the girls that hung out on Stanley Street became pregnant by a guy who quickly left town when he heard the news, Leonard went around and dug the money out of whoever he thought had some, giving the largest amount himself to help her out. His generosity also included being loyal to old friends who had become bores, and loving to those who had no reason to expect it.

 

 

Don Owens

 

From Cohen Remembered by Don Owens, Saturday Night, June 1969. Photo Credit: Henry Sotheran Ltd.

Note: Don Owens was familiar with Leonard Cohen when they both lived in Montreal in the 1960s.

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 Aug 5, 2018.

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