Leonard Cohen

Grateful

The huge mauve jacaranda tree down the street on South Tremaine in full bloom two stories high It made me so happy And then the first cherries of the season at the Palisades Farmers Market Sunday morning "What a blessing!" I exclaimed to Anjani And then the samples on waxed paper of the banana cream cake and the coconut cream cake I am not a lover of pastry but I recognised the genius of the baker and touched my hat to her A slight chill in the air seemed to polish the sunlight and confer the status of beauty to every object I beheld Faces bosoms fruits pickles green eggs newborn babies in clever expensive harnesses I am so grateful to my new anti-depressant