“Enter any bar and have a drink with the guy next to you…” Leonard Cohen On “The Essence Of A Human Life”

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Enter any bar and have a drink with the guy next to you. I have never met people who do not talk about the same thing: love sought, love lost, challenges missed, the things they are proud of, those who betrayed them, those who have been loyal to them. It’s the essence of a human life. I have never met someone whose inner life seemed very different from mine.

 

Leonard Cohen

 

From Comme Un Guerrier by Christian Fevret (Les Inrocks: Aug 21, 1991). Via Google Translate.

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 June 14, 2018.

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