Monday, September 30, 2013

Light Gets In


Louise Penny titles her most recent Gamache mystery 
How the Light Gets In and credits lines from Leonard Cohen’s poem/song—“Anthem”: 
                      “There’s a crack in everything
                       That’s how the light gets in.”  

The lyrics, comments by Cohen, and performances are easily traced through Google.  

Penny also expresses great appreciation to Cohen for freely allowing her to borrow the lines.  Perhaps these lines, like the light breaking through, 
             by grace as well as perspiration, 
                                                   call for freedom.

David Wilcox’s song “Break in the Cup” carries a similar theme. *Spoiler Alert*
            "We cannot trade empty for empty
                             We must go to the waterfall
                                           For there’s a break in the cup that holds love . . ."

Foggy this morning but that photobug started buzzing by my eyes, maybe my inner eyes, anyway.  A little walk around our woods and light and love came breaking in on some silent tide.