Sunday, November 22, 2009

Iranian-Canadian Journalist

...saved by Leonard Cohen.

"Bahari said he felt the walls were closing in around him while in solitary confinement, but he was comforted as he hummed the words to Leonard Cohen's song, Sisters of Mercy. He said the title came to him in a dream about two women who both looked like his sister.

"And all of a sudden this universe was created, this universe that was guarded by Mr. Leonard Cohen, and it was just ridiculous to me that this old Jewish [man], and one of the most cynical poet songwriters in the world, managed to save me in the heart of the Islamic Republic."

Beautiful. I wouldn't mind being saved by that old Jewish man, either. Love his music.


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