THERE IS A CRACK IN EVERYTHING, That’s How The Light Gets In

The birds they sang

At the break of day

Start again I heard them say

Don’t dwell on what is passed away

or what is yet to be….

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.

-Leonard Cohen-ANTHEM

dog at computerI was sitting at my computer this morning trying to figure some stuff out on WordPress and getting really irritated. The more I couldn’t figure things out, the more irritated I got and the more I kept trying to fix the problem. And then I started thinking about people I don’t like–there are quite a few these days-and I got in a really bad mood.

Fortunately I had to go in to town to get a few things. As soon as I drove out, I noticed how beautiful everything is…it’s the end of Fall here, Winter beginning but still some trees with bright yellow leaves….aspens close 10:12

I noticed that my bad mood disappeared and I felt free again and I was free again til I got home and zoomed back to the computer to fix things again…my bad mood returned..

It was a cold night though and I made a fire in the wood stove…little woodstove-nightI sat in front of the fire and I thought about this song I had just listened to: ANTHEM by Leonard Cohen..I had never heard it though I imagine most people have. I realized that I was obsessed with trying to write, to do everything perfectly….things weren’t working out…it’s a very, very difficult time for me, a difficult time in the world…nothing makes sense, only the smallest things…  but:

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.

~Leonard Cohen