15-11-17 That’s How The Light Gets In

A Guest Post from Leonard Cohen…after the Hudson

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The birds they sang
at the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
has passed away
or what is yet to be.
Ah the wars they will
be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
bought and sold
and bought again
the dove is never free.Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

We asked for signs
the signs were sent:
the birth betrayed
the marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
of every government —
signs for all to see.

I can’t run no more
with that lawless crowd
while the killers in high places
say their prayers out loud.
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
a thundercloud
and they’re going to hear from me.

Ring the bells that still can ring …

You can add up the parts
but you won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march,
there is no drum
Every heart, every heart
to love will come
but like a refugee.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.

9-12-13 Random Travels Rather Than Planned

I was going to use these shots to work with both the Weekly Challenge: “An Unusual POV” and Ailsa’a Travel theme: “Hidden” but then though, “Nah, its almost Friday so just show the pictures.”

The first is from 2005 and the second is from 2010 Both are from islands across the Atlantic.

Blarney Castle

Getting ready to kiss the stone

Getting ready to kiss the stone

King’s Cross Railway Station

Platform 9 3/4

Platform 9 3/4 – Someone missed the Hogwarts Express