The New Yorker spoke to Leonard Cohen one month before he died in 2016. They took his words and made this incredible animation with them.
Cohen talks about how he’s preparing for death and how his views on life and mortality have changed over the years. Like a lot of rock musicians, Cohen was always conscious of ideas around his legacy. He was his own worst critic, constantly telling himself how he was messing things up.
But in this interview, he talks about how he’s liberated to now be in the Winter of his life. He says that he’s lived a fulfilled existence and now he’s ready to pass on. He talks about how that worry and fear has left him now, as he’s finally at the point where he no longer is scared of death. He no longer worries about unfinished songs and wasted youth, he embraces passing with open arms. It’s an incredible interview and a moving animation that takes us inside some of the final thoughts of one of the greatest songwriters and artists of all time.
The New Yorker|Leonard Cohen|2D Animation
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