If you are very wide awake, you might have noticed two additions to my sidebar.
Both are quotes of Leonard Cohen.
I can't believe he has been singing, writing poetry and books most of my life and I have only just heard of him!
Do you remember some time ago I mentioned going to a jazz evening a bunch of us had organized?
It was amazing; even life changing.
DH went out and bought a big HD flat screen to mount on the wall and a blue ray sound system - purely because of what we experienced there.
We saw (and heard) many wonderful artists that night but it was Leonard Cohen who captivated us.
And he is76 years old!
And still mesmerising huge crowds wherever he goes.
Crowds of all ages. Who obviously adore him.
Then, a couple of days ago, DH brought home a dvd of a 4 day open air concert on the Isle of Wight in 1970 where he was the main attraction.
And we could see him in his prime.
HIs lyrics are amazing: he makes no effort to pander to the crowd.
He just quietly is who he is, and does what he does.
And it commands great respect, even from those wild kids.
He held the out of control hippy crowd (they set the stage on fire, literally!) in the palms of his hands.
He sure has a new fan - but you guessed that, hey?