30-Day Song Challenge :: Day 7 :: A Song That Reminds You Of A Certain Event

It was nearing sunset in the dry heat electricity of the Coachella desert and I was witnessing one of my most favorite musicians perform for the first time, and then it happened, the most memorable, most amazing, most moving live musical moment I have ever had in my life. Watching, and feeling as if I was a part of, Leonard Cohen singing Hallelujah was beyond words. The sun started to set, this gracious, generous, true gentleman (and I have rarely used that word in my life) sang what seemed like the most beautiful song ever. We stood there and swayed, sang-a-long, touched hands to ground ourselves a little, and tears streamed down my cheeks. It was as close to a religious experience that this agnostic girl has ever experienced.It made me understand what Kurt Cobain meant when he wished for a Leonard Cohen afterworld.

I was completely and utterly moved.

The concert festival overall was one of the most memorable times of my life that I had the privilege of sharing with my oldest daughter, and a few great friends. We saw so much great music. But Leonard Cohen singing Hallelujah was what made the event to me, and will be the part of it that will remain vivid and precious to me, always.

Hallelujah (live) :: Leonard Cohen

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