In his tighty whities, he blew me away with:
"You always have the feeling when you are in a hotel that you are on the lam, and it is one of those safe moments in the escape.
It's that breathing spot ...the hotel is the oasis of the Downtown..."
Later, in a leather bomber, he gave me a new mantra:
"I wake up in the morning...my real concern is to discover whether or not I am in a state of grace. If I make that investigation and I discover that I am not in a state of grace, I try to go to bed.
A state of grace is that kind of balance with which you ride the chaos which is going on around you."
Yours to enjoy: "Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen" (1965, dir. Donald Brittain & Don Owen), son Montreal tailors, writing poetry to the city, to us, to God.
courtesy of National Film Board of Canada.