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Greeting from Leonard

Post by jarkko » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:16 pm

I posted this in the Birthday thread, but let's copy it here, too:
Dear Jarkko,

It is so very kind of our friends to remember my birthday.
Please thank them for their warm good wishes and their encouragement.
I cannot put into words how much it means to me.


Love and Blessings,
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Post by Susy » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:30 pm

Thank You Leonard, Thank you Jarkko, thanks to everyone... :D
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Post by LisaLCFan » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:07 pm

Ah, how sweet! I'm glad that we can warm Leonard's heart as much as he warms ours.
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Post by mutti » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:09 pm

Sweet! Thank you Jarkko for posting this greeting to us
and Thank you so much Leonard....
All the best to both of you.
Mutti/Leslie ;-)
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Post by KaimiK » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:01 pm

Special! Thank you Leonard and thank you Jarkko for passing it on...
You let me sing, you lifted me up, you gave my soul a beam to travel on. You folded your distance back into my heart.
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Post by leonardmtl » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:47 pm

Leonard's words are not significently differnt than those written by others, so simple, but, in a subtle way, they are so very touching to me at the same time.... I guess I am reading his persona into these comments !!! Unexpected nourishment!

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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Post by B4real » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:01 pm

jarkko wrote:Leonard wrote: I cannot put into words how much it means to me.
Yes, you can Leonard and have done this in so many, many ways. The feeling is very mutual :D

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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Post by Maulwurf » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:34 pm

B4real wrote:
jarkko wrote:Leonard wrote: I cannot put into words how much it means to me.
Yes, you can Leonard and have done this in so many, many ways. The feeling is very mutual :D


it' s some kind of relief that even a master of words feels the touch of speechlessness once in a while!

thank you mr.cohen and jarkko!
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Post by remote1 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:55 am

Such a beautiful message! I'm the one who is lost for words now... :D
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Post by Wimmer » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:38 pm

So sweet. :D
Thank you Jarkko for posting this message for us.
Thank you so much Leonard.

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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Post by gallina » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:59 pm

Thank you very much Leonard for your moving message. I am wordless.....this is just the human greatness. With infinite love: Szilvia
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Post by crystal » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:26 pm

Just back from Strasbourg and Marseille I read Mr. Cohen's message and I am in tears. Thank you very much for this message, Leonard Cohen, and for passing it on to us, Jarkko.
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Post by bridger15 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:33 pm

I also had tears in my eyes when I read this.

We all know, how deliberate LC is when choosing his words. So every word in his thank you note struck me like a thunderbolt.

I was moved by his paying tribute to our wonderful Jarkko with his inclusiveness, when he wrote to Jarkko and wrote, "our" friends. How so very gracious of him to recognize Jarkko like that and include him as an equal which looks so casual but is in fact a deliberate "our" friends.

Also, to end his thank you note with a personal "stamp", LC could have chosen from among several images he has designed and with which we are all familiar. What he deliberately chose was the image best symbolizing the Blessings of the Kohanim, the four Blessings he used to invoke in his own way at the end of concerts early in the 2009-2009 tour.

LC blessed all of us. And I was moved to tears by this.

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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Post by Vlastik » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:49 pm

How very thoughtful and beautiful from Leonard. Especially, to read it after that emotional Marseille concert...
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Post by lizzytysh » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:07 pm

Forever gracious.
Forever a gentle/man.
Forever true.

Yes ~ "our" speaks volumes.

Thank you, Leonard and Jarkko, for all that you are... and for each of you being the quintessential you.

"Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken."
~ Oscar Wilde
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