Monday, May 17, 2021

Mujer de corazon y mente

A few days ago, a friend texted me a photo of Joni Mitchell while I was taking a long walk with another friend.  My startled first thought was that Joni Mitchell had died.  I looked up and took this photo:

Thank goodness my first thought was wrong.  It turns out that my friend had been watching a documentary about Joni Mitchell, thought of me, and took a photograph from a paused DVD image.  Last night I went to sleep at around 6:30 and woke up at around 1:30, instead of my usual 3 a.m. waking time. Although I used to need up to 10 hours of sleep every night, my sleep pattern has shifted to 7 hours at night, more or less, with a 1- to 2-hour nap during the day.  I wake rested both times.  I fall asleep easily both times.  I dream both at night and during naps.  My bedtime varies.  It all works out.

Wide awake so early this morning, I decided to work on my daily Spanish lessons on Duolingo.  When I finished them, I went to YouTube to see what had come up for viewing and was rewarded with this cover version of "Come In From The Cold."

Then what caught my attention was that the documentary my friend had watched was in the sidebar, with Spanish subtitles!  Double synchronicity!

" ... Oh y todo que siempre quisimos solo era entrar desde el frio ..."

Just as I love when women perform their interpretations of songs written by Bob Dylan, I love when men interpret Joni Mitchell's songs from their perspective.


Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan.  How grateful I am to have had their music enriching my life since I was a teenager, reminding me over and over again that there are no easy answers and to live fully in that context. 


... I am a lonely painter.  I live in a box of paints ...  (Joni Mitchell lyrics from "A Case of You")

Sending love to blog friends near and far.


dritanje said...

Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan - yes I am grateful too that they were the soundtracks to my life when I was young, and they remain embedded in my being and my memory, and re-evoke these times whenever I hear them...

Anonymous said...

I often say to Roger how lucky we are to have come of age in the time of the most wonderful songwriters. Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, and so many others. Their songs are the soundtracks of our lives, and we are so grateful for that.

Sabine said...

Whatb a gorgeous selection of songs. I enjoyed that very much

My life so far said...

I was listening to the youtube documentary of Joni Mitchell. I didn't realize she was born in Alberta. Thank you for sharing it. I don't listen to a lot of music, although I do like her music, but I am always fascinated reading about the person and their life.