One more bird post, while I’m at it! Back home, in Sweden, the Starling is the harbinger of Spring … just like the Robin is here.
I can’t see a bird, sitting on a wire, without thinking of Leonard Cohen’s song. It has been described as “simultaneously a prayer and an anthem, a kind of “My Way”. Kris Kristofferson once said to Cohen that he wanted the song’s opening line as his epitaph. It was recorded as early as 1968, but strangely enough, I wasn’t introduced to the song until the early 80’s. ‘Strange’ as I’m a big Cohen fan. The first time I ever heard it was with Jenifer Warnes, but for this blog post, I’ve chosen this live version from London 2008, with The Man himself. In a way, I can say that this song actually helped me make a decision to move on — not only geographically — but with my life … from a rather dark period.