Lena Dunham is finding comfort in the words of the late Leonard Cohen. The outspoken activist and Girls creator has been silent on social media since election night.
Dunham took to Instagram in the early morning hours of Friday to post the lyrics to Cohen’s song, “Tonight Will Be Fine.”
“I choose the rooms that I live in with care/The windows are small and the walls almost bare/There’s only one bed and there’s only one prayer/I listen all night for your step on the stair,” the lyrics from the 1969 song read. “But all I know from your eyes/And I know from your smile/That tonight will be fine.”
Dunham captioned the lyrics, “Leonard Cohen #onlyoneprayer.” Singer-songwriter Cohen passed away on Thursday at the age of 82.
The actress and writer notably kept the comments section private, not allowing anyone to post.
The Instagram marks the first time Dunham has said anything on social media since Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald Trump in a shocking upset on Tuesday night. Dunham campaigned for Clinton throughout her race and was even at the Javits Center in NYC awaiting the results.
Though Dunham has not publicly commented on the election, her longtime boyfriend, Jack Antonoff posted a lengthy blog post on Wednesday.
“I’m so sorry if this is the 1st election for you. Hope it turns u into an activist,” the musician wrote. “I feel so sick about those we let down the most, those who needed it the most. The ones who will be the most affected and were least heard.”
We have been searching for the right words to describe our feelings, and we keep coming back to this work by Jenny Holzer. Yes, it feels like a nightmare right now, but we will come together to live through this, to make sure all our brothers and sisters live through it, together. Today we grieve, but we will feel joy again. #LennyLetter
Dunham’s feminist newsletter, Lenny Letter, also posted several positive messages on Instagram, including a post that read, “Yes, it feels like a nightmare right now, but we will come together to live through this, to make sure all our brothers and sisters live through it, together. Today we grieve, but we will feel joy again. #LennyLetter.”
For other stars’ reactions to this year’s election, watch the clip below.