Leonard Cohen was always thoughtful and provoking in life and lyric. His songs reflect a generation of seekers – those who travelled and explored life in a way so utterly different to their parents’ generation. Even in old age, he reminded us of what was important and meaningful in a life well spent. In many ways, he represented the ordinary man, the anti-hero, in a country that celebrates success and celebrity (USA). In the background, his house in Hydra, the Greek Island where he wrote so many of his best songs, has been etched in tribute to those songs.