Random LC moment I am adoring today

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Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Postby anneporter » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:39 pm

Well, I was walking down Toronto's Queen Street West in the hot sun yesterday afternoon when I came Across a sidewalk painter. He noticed my unified hearts pendant ( a beautiful gift from lovely Judy on Hydra this June). I asked him to include it in his next design. He said : "I always do," sweeping his arms wide so I noticed what he was painting:
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He told me he loves The music of Leonard Cohen, but believes the unified heart image originated with Jesus and Mary Magdalene, and that it is a symbol of the Holy Grail....
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The caption at the bottom of his painting says" Sometimes things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture your heart" ( or similar...)
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Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Postby Stamatina » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:51 am

my brother doesn't like Leonard Cohen and I am personally responsible for ruining every last chance he had of enjoying Leonard's music, by forcing him to listen to it 24/7 for quite a while..

but I bought the little black songbook last week and I visited my brother today and I showed it to him...and at the end of our evening I asked him to play So Long, Marianne, expecting he would refuse.
he agreed to play it and answered to my surprised face by saying "I like this song - why wouldn't I?"
so he played it and I sang and I gave him a big hug at the end and it all made me so happy.. :)
"Oh chosen love, Oh frozen love
Oh tangle of matter and ghost
Oh darling of angels, demons and saints
And the whole broken-hearted host
Gentle this soul..."
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Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Postby denise knowles » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:06 am

Anne Porter

I love street artist, and just love the one at the top, It realy must have may your day to stumble upon it.

Denise. :D
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Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Postby lizzytysh » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:32 am

This video contains content from UMG. It is not available.
Sorry about that.
What is UMG. This is the message I got when I followed your link to try to listen to the song.
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Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Postby lizzytysh » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:34 am

A beautiful encounter and message, both, Anne.

And, Stam, sometimes things work eventually, don't they?
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Postby Stamatina » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:25 pm

lizzytysh wrote: And, Stam, sometimes things work eventually, don't they?
Yes, Lizzy, sometimes they do and I am thankful for those times. :)
"Oh chosen love, Oh frozen love
Oh tangle of matter and ghost
Oh darling of angels, demons and saints
And the whole broken-hearted host
Gentle this soul..."
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Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Postby anneporter » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:10 pm

I went back to Toronto a week and later and found the finished painting:
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Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Postby hydriot » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:15 pm

I met someone called Jihan recently. He didn't understand why I smiled. (He wasn't that silent either).
“If you do have love it's a kind of wound, and if you don't have it it's worse.” - Leonard, July 1988
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Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Postby TipperaryAnn » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:25 am

Enjoying leonard's Birthday being marked on Alf McCarthy's "Late Date" on RTE radio just now after midnight on September 21 st. with "Coming Back to You", "Everybody Knows", and more to come! :D
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Random LC moment I am adoring today

Postby anneporter » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:56 am

At Bloor & Yonge subway station in rush hour: a Salvadoran busker playing Hallelujah on guitar-- an extended version, sometimes solo, sometimes sung. I was transfixed--even forgot to snap his picture ( though I did drop money in his hat...)
And I remember his name: Daniel Huezo...
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Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Postby st theresa1 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:51 am

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Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Postby st theresa1 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:55 am

oh dear --just another Hallelujah cover by an 8 year old....
http://www.youtube.com/user/RhemaMarvan ... eature=pyv
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Random LC moment I am adoring today

Postby anneporter » Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:40 am

Now, St. Theresa, that's just plain spooky! Were you there? Or is this the magic of YouTube?
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Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Postby Stamatina » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:12 am

st theresa1 wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srpfFmpNwyA

here is a pic Anne :) :lol:
wow, this is GOOD.
thanks for sharing! :)
"Oh chosen love, Oh frozen love
Oh tangle of matter and ghost
Oh darling of angels, demons and saints
And the whole broken-hearted host
Gentle this soul..."
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Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Postby st theresa1 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:46 am

Anne
That was the magic of you tube...

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