Monday, May 23, 2011

"Oh, That Old Charlatan"

A funny thing happened on my way to meet Leonard Cohen. I bumped into a friend near the station, told her who I was going to see and waited for the reaction. I wasn't hoping for an awed whisper - everybody is too old for that now - but perhaps a slight widening of the eyes. Instead she said, "Oh, that old charlatan," and started laughing.