I don’t think anyone knows this story, and I will tell it for I have no great story of seeing him live, I never met the man I loved and looked up to.
He didn’t know me nor did he know that I was alive solely because of him.
This was 6 years ago, I was depressed and suicidal. I had just lost my best friend, she never wanted to see me again, I had no money and no friends at all. I felt alone. I had sleeping pills. I had taken them all out, holding them in my hands. The night was cold, it was the end of December. The day had been a long stretch of crying and melancholy.
The radio was on, it had been playing shitty pop songs all day. I was ending my life that night. It was close to 2 am and I had stopped crying, I knew what I had to do. I was so determined.
And then, like a ray of light through the fog came a different song on the radio. It was famous blue raincoat by Leonard Cohen. „It’s four in the morning, the end of December.”
I sat there on the floor by the cold window. I just listened. „Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes, I thought it was there for good so I never tried.” I started bawling my eyes out, those were the lyrics, those were the words I wanted to hear. They were made for me.
He was singing to me that night. He helped me, I got help. I saw the beauty of the world again. I was alive again! And he would never know, he would never meet me. But I am eternally grateful. Thank you Mr. Cohen.
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