“A state of grace is that… balance with which you ride the chaos that you find around you. It’s not a matter of resolving the chaos, because there is something arrogant & warlike about putting the world in order.” Leonard Cohen

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A state of grace is that kind of balance with which you ride the chaos that you find around you. It’s not a matter of resolving the chaos, because there is something arrogant and warlike about putting the world in order.

 

Leonard Cohen

 

From Is the World (or Anybody) Ready for Leonard Cohen? by Jon Ruddy. Maclean’s: October 1, 1966.

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 July 17, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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