I am not ready to go out yet, but when I do, I could not summarize my approach to life better than Leonard Cohen did in the last verse of his 1984 song, Hallelujah:
"I did my best, it wasn't much.
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch.
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you.
And even though it all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah"
Cohen's first new book of poems in 20 years, "Book of Longing," will be published in paperback in June.