“Cloud Illusions” Florida Skies

“Cloud Illusions” Florida Skies

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
Lyrics Excerpt

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

Joni Mitchell, 1999

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.


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