Thursday, December 22, 2011

Leil Leibovitz on Hitchens and Festivus

Leil Leibovitz quoting Leonard Cohen, whose work comforted Hitchens in his last days:

“As I grew older,” Cohen wrote, “I understood that instructions came with this voice. And the instructions were these: … Never to lament casually. And if one is to express the great inevitable defeat that awaits us all, it must be done within the strict confines of dignity and beauty.”

Fascinating essay, about "about nothing".

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