I heard this Leonard Cohen song, “Anthem,” for the first time in a car on the way to Vermont this past fall with Mike and Cathryn, taking an opportunity to see the leaves turning. I’d never heard it before and couldn’t get the song and lyrics out of my head, particularly these:
Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack, a crack in everything, That’s how the light gets in.
~ Leonard Cohen
You can watch Cohen perform it on YouTube here.