Ring the Bells –

Convergence, painting by Br. Eric of the Taizé Community

Perfection, if it COULD be achieved, might not be such a blessing. Take it from songwriter/poet Leonard Cohen:

Ring the bells that still can ring,

Forget your perfect offering,

There is a crack in everything,

That’s how the light gets in.

—- Leonard Cohen

And then when you’ve got a minute or ten, and are up for some profound emotion, try this one:


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9 Responses to Ring the Bells –

  1. Pauline says:

    “Every heart, every heart
    to love will come
    but like a refugee.”

    There are perfect moments – listening to this was one of them. Thank you for sharing this.

    Perfection, perception… we’d do well to pay attention to every moment.


  2. rebekah says:

    ‘profound emotions’ …Cohen never lets me down in that respect. Thank you for posting this — I had not heard it before. Such simple words … and yet so poignant.


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  4. ceceliafutch says:

    I love Cohen… love him!


  5. barb19 says:

    Rebekah was so touched by your post, she re-blogged it and I’m so glad she did, because I got the pleasure (and the goosebumps) of enjoying it too. It’s brilliant, those words so simple yet powerful sent shivers down my spine.
    I took the liberty of sharing it on Facebook, so hope you don’t mind – I think others need to see and hear those words.
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us.


    • Touch2Touch says:

      It’s nice to know that wonderful idea embodied so well in Leonard Cohen’s song is being shared, and traveling —
      The wonders of blogging.
      BTW, I’ve peeked at some of your posts and think I’m going to find them fascinating. There are really kangaroos at the bottom of your street!!!!


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