Don’t Know Clouds At All

Posted on February 19, 2012

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1.5 Lunchbreaks

Joni Mitchell, in the melancholy ‘Both Sides Now’, sings of a discovery we make as we grow.

She compares life to lying in a field watching the clouds float by.

At those times when we were innocent and had our hearts filled with love, the clouds seemed so full of shapes, magestic and powerful, yet somehow soft and gentle. But in time, the clouds began to block the sun, they rained and snowed on everyone, and they just got in our way.

We learn that we don’t know clouds at all.

The parent we once saw as a strong safe refuge – begins to appear weak and vulnerable.
The friend who swore they would always be there – in our troubles is nowhere to be heard or seen.
The love that brought so much excitement and joy – reveals it can be a source of hurt and pain.

I’ve looked at life from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It’s life’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know life at all

Click Here To Play ‘Both Sides Now’

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