….that’s how the light gets in. ~Leonard Cohen
Perhaps “Anthem” by Leonard Cohen, which took him a decade to write, is the most meaningful message for our troubled world today. In honor of the life of Leonard Cohen, my photos of New Zealand bring me comfort and solace along with his lyrics.
There is a crack…a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.
Craters of the Moon
The birds they sang at the break of day…start again…I seem to hear them say…do not dwell on what has passed away…or what is yet to be.
Rotorua hot springs
I can’t run no more with that lawless crowd…ah, but they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up a thundercloud…and they’re going to hear from me.
South of Auckland
There’s a crack…a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.
Every heart, every heart to love will come but like a refugee
Redwood Forest, Rotorua, New Zealand
Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. That’s how the light gets in.
Huka Falls, near Taupo.