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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - September 12, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaThere was always an invisible he continued to play for his own purification and friends entertainment and in 1967 in the ebb tide of Beautiful losers he went to the Newport Folk festival where friends virtually pushed him on the stage or so he says. It was time for another step. At the subsequent new York Central Park con Cert with Judy Collins i was so terrified i could t tune my guitar and froze after the first verse of suz Anne f finally got Back out there on stage but Only with two girls hanging onto me and everybody say ing you re he recounted. I started hanging around new York hotels and los Angeles motels. There were Sonie girls i was following. It was pretty awful and i had no Money. I decided 1 could t live As a Coward. I had to sing or i was nothing. I also started to accept guid Ance and to allow people to love me. It s a difficult thing to allow people to touch you. It became Evi Dent that i had work to do in the world. I knew All about Solitude and nothing about cohesion and in Solitude was distinctly asking in Leonard Cohen s life during my sit in. There was Sabina a German girl who joined the gang after the Frankfurt concert Claire a French girl who had known Leonard for some time her boy Friend Marcel Myriam a fledging French Singer the girls of the chorus and others just dropping in and dropping out. Next evening when Claire was washing her hair and Marcel playing the guitar and Sabina having a snooze he asked me if i had read the Book of changes a chinese work that took years to write. It s about the phases of arrangement holding together splitting apart and decay All the possible Phenomena affecting a Given moment of time. The Book has been a sort of teacher for he said. I feel it s time now for me and others to get to Gether. I feel there s a great getting together in the world again. It was there that communication at Olympia. I want to take Over the unconditional leadership of the world i want to Lead the world to a new sensibility and there has to be a Leader a figure to do it. Sure you can write that some Little Guy Sang for the first time at Olympia and now he wants to take Over the world. But i really believe the world is falling into step and people Are getting together again. Well need everybody doing what they do Best not just singers. They re already starting to do it. The main thing is to let them know they re not alone. Suffering has led me to wherever i am. Suffering has made me rebel against my own weakness. Suf Fering makes you Strong. Now in the midst of my suffering i refuse to suffer. It s there but i refuse to suffer. Sex used to be the Only thing that relieved suffer no for me. I still like women and sex but for differ ent reasons he said quietly. It s wrong to feel sorry for people. It just con firms them in their suffering. It makes it an end in itself. Suffering is really the Way you learn what not to do. This thing i want to do in the world relieves the poet As a Young Man suffered most. Mainly because of women he says. I wanted them and could t have them. That s really How i started writ ing poetry. I wrote notes to women so As to have them. They began to show them around and soon people started calling it poetry. When it did t work with women i appealed to so women and god have left the deepest traces on Leonard Cohen. Also he agrees his triple Isola Tion As a jew in Montreal in Canada created a sense of distance and difference necessary for a writer to comment on himself and society. But All those Borders have been set on fire and i am one Man one Way to Bridge the generation Gap French Toast and molasses a Glass of milk and some relaxed conversation. Interesting How much we have in common when it comes to the simple enjoyment of food. This Little Coupon will bring a recipe Book with 100 conversation pieces in it. What do you say to that pure Barbados fancy molasses the world s finest Grade is packed by several food companies under their own Brand name. Be sure the words pure Barbados Are on the Container. Recipe Book Box 145, Halifax Nova Scotia. Send my copy of the pure n Barbados fancy molasses recipe Book. I have enclosed 15c to cover mailing Cost. A flirt please print . Barbados fancy molasses Skinny new easy Wiy to i India of firm sow without Veim tiny is Wate on if Skinny thin and underweight Tike improved Wate on to help put on pounds and Export Gold medal Winner Monde selection Brussels 1970 looking Finah. Wate on rap weight gaining Loriet Piai Mineno pro Tan other beneficial cd Incaby toted. Weight 10 Morach i 20 and 30 have been reported. No overeating. Wate on helps make a Nelliae Anna Fin out. Put firm flesh on Skinny Fin ret All Over body. Wate on fight Fatine Low Reactance and that often accompany tide weight. For men. Women. Ch3dreo and conv atae Centa. A ctr Icoy tested. 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