Ring the bells that can still ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in
If you haven’t already, go back and read David Remnick’s recent piece on Leonard Cohen for The New Yorker. He kept working to the end. There was always a to-do list, bells to ring. Even when you’re finishing you’re never finished. It reminds me of probably the most important thing that Duana’s ever taught me, what she was taught by someone else: “you can’t fix nothing”. Zadie Smith might call it “failing better”, the words we love are the “fractured shards of an attempt, not the monument of fulfillment”. The life we love too. So the first draft is never going to be flawless. But that’s what the cracks show you – where the work is, where the work is waiting. Why has “work” become such a dirty word? I think, maybe, it’s my favourite word.
Have a great weekend! I hope you get some work done.
Yours in gossip,