This week has been horrible. Leonard Cohen is dead. Everything seems hopeless. And I’d very much like to be distracted right now, so that seems like a good reason to focus on other things and finally follow through on my intention to get back to writing here
So, without further ado, here are some of my favorite things I found around the internet this week:
- I was so sad to hear that Leonard Cohen passed away this week. I have turned to his music whenever I find myself in a quiet, contemplative mood, and his poetry has inspired me so much. Bob Dylan was spot on when he told Cohen that his “songs were like prayers.” You should listen to his final interview with The New Yorker.
- When things aren’t going well, I turn to the written word. So I loved this piece from the Atlantic about deriving comfort from poetry.
- I have been loving the My Favorite Murder podcast for months now, and this weeks episode, chock full of hometown murders, is already one of my favorites so far.
- Finally, this letter from Leslie Knope about the election was exactly what I needed to read this week.
Happy perusing and happy weekend! Well…we can try, anyway.