Forget your perfect offering

“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 in Stranger Music

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15 Responses to Forget your perfect offering

  1. Dewena says:

    There’s a whole wonderful philosophy right there, Debra. I wasn’t even familiar with Cohen or this powerful song until I read Louise Penny’s book. Then I added him to my favorite music.

    Of course your photograph is marvelous! And I needed a reminder of the meaning of these words, and to give myself permission to apply them to my own life.

  2. Karen says:

    beautiful photo!

  3. Kim says:

    Amazing, the way you have captured the light is just gorgeous.

  4. What a lovely thought! And who could put it better than the man himself.

  5. Mimi says:

    Stunning photography and beautiful sentiment…

  6. Joyce says:

    I love the work of Leonard Cohen. His sensitivity and mastery of language is haunting. Your photo – like every other one you show here – is your signature too; a worthy combination of gentleness and striking composition.

  7. BillieBee says:

    Love that….that’s how the light gets in. I’m definitely cracked so I should be shining…..grin. Lovely photo.

  8. Grandma Kc says:

    Great picture — you captured the light on the water perfectly!

  9. Chris K in Wisconsin says:

    Isn’t that just totally true….. if we live our lives trying to achieve perfection, we will miss out on so much. One of my fav quotes: “If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”
    ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  10. Amy says:

    Wow, that is a gorgeous photo! Love the song lyrics, too.

  11. Enjoy today because tomorrow may not come around. :-) Happy weekend, friend.

  12. Susan says:

    But that photo IS a perfect offering! Thanks for sharing it.

  13. Benita says:

    Gorgeous photo!!

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