Rows and floes 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 illusions I recall
I really don’t know clouds at all
Joni Mitchell, Both Sides, Now
Listen along if you wish. I’ve always loved this song.
And then her self-portraits on front and back of the album cover, sublime.
Both Sides 1
37 x 29 x 2¾ in
Late Figurative Oil on canvas
Both Sides 2
Joni Mitchell, 1999
30 x 22 x ¾ in
Late Figurative, Neo-Classicism Oil on Canvas
Photography Beth Horta for Sweet Sabelle.