Unified Heart as a symbol of grief and respect

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Amrei
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Unified Heart as a symbol of grief and respect

Postby Amrei » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:49 pm

As the sad news went public today (and I have no words) we maybe all could change our Facebook profile photo to be a unified heart in all those different versions we have it.
And I hope that he is somewhere, where he can see, that he created a community, that we can do something together be there for each other.

If you find the idea bad, that's ok, then leave it.
Just no harsh comments please.
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Re: Unified Heart as a symbol of grief and respect

Postby comet » Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:50 pm

The Unified Heart symbol appeared on the stair in The Auld Dubliner alongside the words "live music" a little over a week ago.

Dublin loved Leonard and Leonard Loved Dublin.

He said:

It's a great Honor to be in this great city of poets and writers,
It's been fifteen years since I was last on stage, I was 60 years old then,
Just a kid with a crazy dream......

and at the closing of the concert he said :

He referred to our voting on the Lisbon treaty laughingly and said

"Ireland continues to bewilder the world "


and his last words before he left the stage

"At the risk of offending any atheists, God bless ye ! "
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Re: Unified Heart as a symbol of grief and respect

Postby somewhat_nifty » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:24 pm

Lovely idea, Amrei. I have been thinking of getting a tattoo of the hearts, like so many other Cohenites have, I think now I am ready to take the plunge. It is a hopeful symbol in these dark times...
I'm chained to the old masquerade...
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Re: Unified Heart as a symbol of grief and respect

Postby musicmania » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:15 pm

Broken.jpg
I created this image this morning, shortly after hearing the awful news. I am posting it here at the request of Amrei, and also at her request I am giving permission for anyone who wishes to use it. Not that I feel I need to give permission, for what I feel is Leonard's symbol.
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Re: Unified Heart as a symbol of grief and respect

Postby LisaLCFan » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:14 am

somewhat_nifty wrote:...I have been thinking of getting a tattoo of the hearts, like so many other Cohenites have, I think now I am ready to take the plunge. It is a hopeful symbol in these dark times...
Please do, you won't regret it! I am one of those with a unified hearts tattoo: I love it and all that it represents, and I shall wear it proudly, forever. It is a beautiful reminder of all that Leonard Cohen brought to my life and to the world through his songs and poetry. As you say, it is such a hopeful symbol, and I would add, one of unity, not division, and we need more of the former, so that we don't forget what we, as human beings, have in common, and why love and respect is so important for us to flourish. Leonard's art -- like all great art -- touches people across generations, from all nations, all backgrounds, all beliefs, all walks of life, tapping into the essential humanity and emotions that we all share. The unified hearts symbol expresses all of that so elegantly and simply, and so anybody who wishes to display it, on their skin, on Facebook, wherever, ought to do so, in reverence, grief, understanding, solidarity, etc..
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Re: Unified Heart as a symbol of grief and respect

Postby somewhat_nifty » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:43 pm

Thanks for your words of encouragement, Lisa! I will definitely do it, need to find a good tattoo artist...
I'm chained to the old masquerade...
2008: London O2 14th Nov, RAH 18th Nov; 2009: NY RCMH 16th May, Weybridge MBW 11th July, Barcelona 21st Sept; 2010: Sligo 31st July, Lille 25th Sept, Las Vegas 11th Dec; 2012: Wembley Arena 8th Sept, Dublin 11th Sept 2013: London O2 21st June, London O2 14th Sept
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Re: Unified Heart as a symbol of grief and respect

Postby comet » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:32 pm

Thanks musicmania, nice design work,

We met at Adam's concert in Whelan's a while back, queueing at the door.

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