Maybe I’ve been here before
I know this room, I’ve walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you
I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah …
What brings me to quote Leonard Cohen?
Because – Hallelujah! — I’ve completed my book manuscript, that major occupier of my time, mind, heart, soul and life for the past 12 months.
Twelve months that, like the once-reclusive Cohen, I became something of a hermit, venturing out pretty much only for book-related research trips, groceries and to walk the dog — totally wrapped up in my own thoughts and ignoring friends and family even more than I normally do.
Not to mention putting off focusing on the one thing I need most — a job.
Anyway, given that listening to Leonard helped me through the final stretch of the book — a non- (and-stranger-than-) fiction account of dog cloning’s journey from conception to the marketplace — I thought this song, appropriate on numerous levels, would serve as a good, low-key celebration. (Nobody can crank up the low-key like Leonard.)
Although the song has been covered by many, it’s only right that we bring you the original, sung by the composer, as opposed to a cloned version.
Posted by John Woestendiek July 31st, 2009 under Muttsblog, videos.
Tags: book, business, celebrate, cloned, clones, cloning, dog, dogs, finished, hallelujah, john woestendiek, leonard cohen, manuscript, marketing, pets, publishing