I’m reminded of the advice my old friend Irving Layton, who has passed away now but probably is the greatest Canadian poet that we’ve ever produced, and a very close friend. I would confide in him, and after I’d told him what I planned to do and what my deepest aspirations were, he’d always say to me, ‘Leonard, are you sure you’re doing the wrong thing?’
The Wisdom Of Leonard Cohen by Kevin Perry (GQ: Jan 19, 2012).
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 14, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.
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That’s just awesome that his friend Irving Layton would say that over and over. Thank you Allan for sharing this.