The miracle is the vision from the other side of waiting. There is a miracle that we are all waiting for that somehow goes along with the construction of the human heart, of the human psyche… There’s another position, where you move across the waiting, to the other side of waiting, where you recognize or acknowledge or affirm that you’re waiting for the miracle, but this is a position of freedom rather than a position that is imprisoned or fixed. Waiting is fixed, the other side of waiting is free.
From Leonard Cohen, CBC Radio Interview (August 26, 1995).
Leonard Cohen – Waiting For The Miracle
Dublin: Sept 12, 2012
Video by albertnoonan
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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 December 4, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.