Greeting from Leonard

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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Postby edlosi » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:34 am

Thank you so much for your message, Leonard.
I was deeply touched. And yes, I too had tears in my eyes.
Thank you Jarkko for posting the message.

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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Postby musicmania » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:33 pm

jarkko wrote: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.

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Love and Blessings,
Leo
What a beautiful gesture. Thank you Leonard and Jarkko for sharing. Not sure if the tears in my eyes are from reading this or from Hallelujah from Songs From The Road which I am currently listening to and it is seldom that Hallelujah doesn't bring tears to my eyes. What perfect timing for me to read this.
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Postby MaryB » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:34 pm

How perfectly lovely. Thank you Jarrko for passing it along.
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Postby coolcohen1 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:35 pm

I cannot put into words how much You means to us.
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Postby Cheshire gal » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:34 pm

Thank you Jarkko for passing on Leonards message to us. It's great to know that he follows the Forum and can see how much he is loved by all.

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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Postby John Etherington » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:45 am

This message is typical of Leonard's gratitude. Back in the 90s when he was on Mount Baldy (before the internet and when he had more time on his hands) I wrote to him with a specific question. He responded promptly to this, with a brief typed letter and his signature in ink. I decided to thank him for this, but waited at least six months till nearer his birthday, and sent my message of thanks on a birthday card. To my complete astonishment, he then wrote back to me saying "Dear John, Thank you for your kind words. Thank you for remembering my birthday".
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Postby Cheshire gal » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:33 am

What a great story John, lucky you :D
He really is a regular guy isn't he?


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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Postby lightasabreeze » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:41 pm

John Etherington wrote:This message is typical of Leonard's gratitude. Back in the 90s when he was on Mount Baldy (before the internet and when he had more time on his hands) I wrote to him with a specific question. He responded promptly to this, with a brief typed letter and his signature in ink. I decided to thank him for this, but waited at least six months till nearer his birthday, and sent my message of thanks on a birthday card. To my complete astonishment, he then wrote back to me saying "Dear John, Thank you for your kind words. Thank you for remembering my birthday".

Say no more.. This sums up a thoughtful man who can make time for his followers. This is why he HAS so many followers.
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Postby Francy » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:07 pm

How sweet to know that Mr Cohen appreciate our Bd wishes :D
Thank you, Jarkko, for sharing it with us.

Thank you so much, Mr Cohen, for your loving kindness, for your generosity,
and for irradiating my heart every day by your presence.

With love and gratitude,

Françoise (Francy)
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Postby deedee7 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:30 pm

So sweet... what a divine man he is...
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Postby holydove » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:30 am

When I sat down to write my birthday greeting to Leonard, I had the same exact thought (as I'm sure many of us did!) - "how can I possibly put my feelings for Leonard Cohen into words - it's just too huge!!" But then I thought, "Leonard has put his whole heart & soul, & has worked so incredibly hard, & with such care, to put his feelings, & thereby, all of our feelings - the feelings of all humankind - into words - so I have to try. . ."

And once again, Leonard Cohen has given us his heart, and thereby, given voice to all of our feelings, in that beautiful message which he so lovingly took the time to write.

Thank you, Leonard, for the great kindness of your unfathomable heart.

And thank you, Jarkko, for making sure that we all saw this.
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Postby Patrycja » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:47 am

Thanks, Jarkko, for re-posting this.

And it is so endearing that Leonard is ever mindful
even of such little gestures as e-birthday greetings. Thank you.
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Postby miacomet » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:35 pm

Jarkko
Thank you for re-posting this message and thank you to Leonard for taking the time to acknowledge our wishes. So heart-warming really.
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Postby jeanne » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:28 pm

Thank you for sharing your long journey with us....................jeanne
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Re: Greeting from Leonard

Postby ladydi » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:52 pm

Thank you Jarkko for sharing Leonard's lovely message. There is greatness in simplicity and his blessing touched me deeply.

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