I was an Anthropology major. I started out in Psych but failed math haha so that became my minor…and I also minored in Cultural Studies in the English department, which is why I could get away with taking classes on Leonard Cohen!
where they take your clothes at the door
he was just a numberless man in a chair
who’d just come back from the war
and you wrap up his tired face in your hair
and he hands you the apple core
then he touches your lips now so suddenly bare
of all the kisses we put on some time before” —
Leonard Cohen, “Master Song”, The Songs of Leonard Cohen
I used to listen to Leonard Cohen all the time when I was at McGill, which was appropriate obviously given he was from Montreal and went to McGill as well, and my time in MTL culminated with taking a Leonard Cohen class in the English department my final semester. It was pretty rough actually, taught by an amazing prof who expected you to know all the rules of English literary rules & criticism, which I really did not, so he wasn’t so crazy about my papers! One of which was on this, “Master Song”, a song I love, but apparently I sucked at analyzing from a poetic point of view, haha - oh well! So he didn’t like that one so much. But this song is still amazing.