Morgan with Tessi as a puppy – granted she was a big puppy, but she was very young at the time this picture was taken. Morgan loved children and animals – they always made her smile.
Morgan was a gentle and sweet soul, existing as one with the earth. Loved by all, and who’s bright light attracted everyone, and everything – including both light and darkness, people that were good, and people that were evil.
I really miss listening to her play her keyboard and sing. One of the song that she used to sing almost every day was Hallelujah. You may think it is just a coincidence, or a sign, or a whisper from an angel, but whatever you may believe in my heart every time I walk into a room and this song is playing or just goes on I “feel” like Morgan is reminding me that she is right there with me. I “feel” a warm surge go through my back and all the sadness and longing I have to see her again becomes less because I “feel” like she is right there with me. So on that note I would like to share with you the song below.
The most beautiful word: Hallelujah.
The most beautiful song, originally written and sung by none other than Buddhist, and Ladies’ Man, Leonard Cohen. This song has different meanings to a lot of people but it is a beautiful song and one that makes me feel happy inside.
“And even though it all went wrong, I’ll stand right here before the Lord of song, with nothing on my tongue but ‘Hallelujah’.”
It’s, as I say, a desire to affirm my faith in life, not in some formal religious way but with enthusiasm, with emotion…It’s a rather joyous song. I wanted to write something in the tradition of the hallelujah choruses but from a different point of view…It’s the notion that there is no perfection—that this is a broken world and we live with broken hearts and broken lives but still that is no alibi for anything.
On the contrary, you have to stand up and say hallelujah under those circumstances.
~ Leonard Cohen
And most famously, by Rufus Wainwright, a version that made it into Shrek, the blockbuster children’s fave movie.
I heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do ya?
Well it goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Well your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya
She tied you to her kitchen chair
And she broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah
Maybe there’s a God above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who out drew ya
It’s not a cry that you hear at night
It’s not someone whos seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah