Can't help it.
When we were home this summer one of the things my folks most wanted to show us was a tribute to Leonard Cohen on DVD. Many artists think he "stands above." That he is something special and amazing. The tribute was many artists playing his songs and talking about how great and amazing he was. Including Bono who clearly had a massive man crush on Leonard Cohen. I think this is wonderful to give honor to someone before they die. To let them know how much you appreciate their work before they pass on and can no longer (in conventional terms) hear your words of praise.
When first introduced to him, I found his lyrics shallow and annoying. On my second exposure, I found him captivating. He's not a singer but a songwriter but people pressure him to sing, so, sometimes he does.
I found many of the singers in the tribute to be amazing, but one really shocked me. Impressed me. Startled me. Touched me?
"Show me on the doll where Antony touched you."
And so, I must share. Trust me. Do not flash through this entry and song as fast as possible. Save some time for this. When you have ten minutes and some privacy (i.e. a closed door so you can crank it) then see if you can feel what I felt. Add it to the list of things I consider a "thing of beauty."
First, watch the lyrics sung by Leonard Cohen and understand he's not that great a singer. Not necessary to crank it.
Then watch the tribute lyrics sung by "The Lovely Antony" and I hope you enjoy them like I did. Yes, he looks like a spastic autistic mongoloid but seriously, I find that part of his charm. Crank it.