Forget Your Perfect Offering
December 1, 2011 § 2 Comments
“The world is far too complex for a solution. We were exiled from the garden
of eden, that’s what I understand as the nature of the human predicament.
This is not paradise and we can’t really put the world in order, but that
doesn’t mean one shouldn’t try to live in harmony with one’s self and one’s
Forget your perfect offering. If you can, it’s not a bad idea.
First of all, there is no perfect offering. Anything you come up with is
going to be flawed and understand that the whole thing is flawed,
this is not eden, it is a flawed world. It’s true that if you’re lucky you
can begin forgiving yourself for your meagre offering.”
-Leonard Cohen, CBC interview 2005