SUZANNE is my mother’s name. I  already talked to you about my mother a few letters ago. (H is for HOMELESS – Behind the nameless a story) She loves music and with her condition it’s like if she never past the 80’s. She asked me, a few years ago, if I could make her a “cassette”. I had to do a crash course on new technology and CD’s.

When I was young I thought it was pretty amazing that my mother had a SONG named after her: Suzanne, by Leonard Cohen.  At the time I didn’t understand the words but something in that song was, somehow, very soothing for my young abandoned heart (my mother left when I was 8). Now when I listen to it, I am amazed by the mastery of this amazing poet. In many of his songs his presence is astonishing. In his words he captures emotions and feelings at such a deep level, that I find myself moved more than I would’ve imagine.

Today’s letter is brought to you by Leonard Cohen. 😉


With great respect and love!


6 thoughts on “S as in a SONG for SUZANNE

      1. It is from Raised on Radio. I can still remember riding along a back country road with the windows down and the music blaring. Only the groundhogs in the ditches heard it i guess.


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