“Bows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I’ve looked at clouds that way
But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way
I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It’s cloud’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know clouds at all” — “Both Sides, Now.” Written by Joni Mitchell and sung by Judy Collins.
Clouds. Joni Mitchell wrote it and Judy Collins sang it in 1967. Joni sang it in 1969. Both versions are wonderful. The list of musicians who covered it in almost 50 years is amazing. We’ll leave it at that. For the music, anyway.
It was yet another very, very long day. But that journey is just about over. Thankfully. Home in a little bit, or by the time y’all read this.
The picture. Bob Dylan once said in an interview when he was asked about how he writes his songs, “I’m just the conduit.” For this picture, all I can add is “me too.” I’m just the conduit. I have nothing more for you.