Leonard Cohen Talks About What Happened When His Notion Of His Destiny Met Real Life

I thought of myself as specifically not having a career, but, rather, as having some kind of destiny. It wasn’t a Messianic complex; I meant it in a microscopic sense. There was an unfolding to be done; my work was to unfold. But that notion and every other nice description of myself broke down, melted, dissolved or shattered in the ordinary abrasive conditions of a human life.



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Leonard Cohen, Pain Free by Sheldon Teitelbaum. Los Angeles Times: April 05, 1992.

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 13, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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