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Friday 11th November
  

Leonard Cohen ~ Rest in Peace

“Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye”

I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm, 
your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm, 
yes, many loved before us, I know that we are not new, 
in city and in forest they smiled like me and you, 
but now it’s come to distances and both of us must try, 
your eyes are soft with sorrow, 
Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye. 
I’m not looking for another as I wander in my time, 
walk me to the corner, our steps will always rhyme 
you know my love goes with you as your love stays with me, 
it’s just the way it changes, like the shoreline and the sea,
but let’s not talk of love or chains and things we can’t untie, 
your eyes are soft with sorrow, 
Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye. 

I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm, 
your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm, 
yes many loved before us, I know that we are not new, 
in city and in forest they smiled like me and you, 
but let’s not talk of love or chains and things we can’t untie, 
your eyes are soft with sorrow, 
Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye.


This is one of my favourite tracks, from the album “Songs of Leonard Cohen” released in 1967, which I have on vinyl.

I love the line: 

“You know my love goes with you

As your love stays with me”

It reminds me of you, so very much.

On this day, two years ago, you had your first surgery, a biopsy on your testicle, to check out a suspicious lump.

How I wish I could turn back the clock, fight for better, swifter treatment and demand scans sooner…..

Hindsight…..

If only…..

What if…..

I wish…..

I love you so much, my darling.

We stood beside you at 11:00 this morning, reflecting, remembering, sobbing.

My Angel son.

xxxxxx

Dressed in your hospital gown, awaiting surgery. Smaller pictures show after surgery, and the sunset driving home xx

As we walked away, a little after 11:00, there were suddenly a myriad of kisses in the sky

Was that you, my sweetie?

Blowing kisses from heaven?

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