He thrived in the Mediterranean climate. Every morning he would rise with the sun, just as the local workmen did, and start his work. After a few hours writing he would walk down the narrow, winding streets, a towel flung over one shoulder, to swim in the sea. […] At night he walked back again to the port, where there was always someone to talk to.”
This is about Leonard Cohen in Hydra, where he meets Marianne, and even buys a house.
I’m reading Sylvie Simmons’s biography of Leonard Cohen, I’m Your Man. It’s such a nice gift for a Cohen fan!