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I thought a lot about Joni Mitchell as I was driving through the hills and canyons of Los Angeles the other day.
Court and Spark is one of my cherished albums that was worn thin from listening over and over in my early teens. The songs still get to me today, maybe even more because now I have lived through the heartache and messed up relationships.
Something else I love about Joni is that she's an artist.
I am having a hard time blogging lately. I kind of feel like combining all my blogs but that would be weird. I don't think the music people want to hear about my personal life, and the people following the saga of my lie (son in jail, falling in love, unemployed, yadda, yadda) don't necessarily give a rat's ass about classic rock music.
But, to me, I have a hard time separating the two. I must write. I must listen to music. Both make me feel, both are therapeutic, neither are optional.
Help me, I think I'm falling in love again....
We love our loving, but not like we love our freedom....
Didn't it feel good to sit there talking, or to lie there not talking....
Both of us flirtin, and hurtin....
You've had lots of lovely women, now you turn your gaze to me
Weighing my beauty and imperfection to see if I'm worthy
It always seems so righteous at the start, when there's so much laughter and so much spark. When there's so much sweetness in the dark.
his eyes were the color of the sand and the sea.
the more he talked to me, the more he reached me,
but I couldn't let go of LA,
city of the fallen angels....
Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark
Joni Mitchell - Help Me
Joni Mitchell - Car On A Hill