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A friend recently reintroduced me to a song from long ago. It brought back emotions and memories and I found myself contemplating the power that music has on our lives. How music brings us back to times in our life where we were excited and full of hope or burdened and consumed by sadness. Either way, the power of music is undeniable.

This particular song is indeed full of hope. The author’s voice is almost a contradiction to the message he sends in the lyrics of “Anthem”. Leonard Cohen shares with us that as long as there is life; there is hope. The challenge that Cohen so eloquently identifies is that no matter the difficulty, we must persevere to “ring the bell”. Acknowledge the crack and let the light in.

Here is a link to a video of Cohen’s performance in 2008. I hope you enjoy.