Forget your Perfect


Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in.

~ Leonard Cohen, Anthem

Credits: Thank you Cher @ the Chicago Files for the Cohen lyrics. Thank you Carol for image.


  1. Cracks and warts and stinkiness are part of the human perfection.


  2. u b u. now this is it!


  3. Perhaps that’s why I glow all the time – it’s not hot flashes – it’s all the damn cracks. Bless ’em.


  4. ophelia says:

    He sang this at a concert in Melbourne soon after the Black Saturday bushfires – I’m pretty sure everyone was in tears! What a writer.


  5. I am who I am, warts and all!


  6. Reblogged this on Bright, shiny objects! and commented:


  7. I got a lot of light coming in!


  8. Wow. Reading another book lately, and that same line by Cohen was referenced in the context – and I underlined the section, then took a snap with my phone camera so I could easily reference and share. And there you are, with the same thing. Wow, how did you do that?


  9. My Anthem too. Lots of cracks, hoping the light gets in at some point.


  10. Love this!


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