I’ve seen the great Leonard Cohen Live over a dozen times – in London, New York, Toronto, Dublin and other places – from 1969 to 2014. Along with Dylan and Springsteen, he’s one of my favorite poets.

At a recent concert in Sydney, he was reminiscing on the stages a man goes through in terms of our ‘allure’ to the opposite sex.

For those of us who are also over the hill…

You start off irresistible,
Then you become resistible,
Then you become transparent,
Then you actually become invisible,
Then the most amazing transformation,
You become repulsive,
But that’s not the end of the story,
After repulsive you become cute.

And that’s where I am.

Attaboy Leonard!


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Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts is founder of Red Rose Consulting; business leader and educator; author and speaker; adviser on marketing, creative thinking and leadership.


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