Adam Blatner

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Both Sides Now

Originally posted on July 29, 2017

I heard a song back in 1968 or thereabouts, with that title and have enjoyed singing it—it’s by Joni Mitchell,  written in 1967, re-sung by Judy Collins the next year or so. It begins, singing about clouds, “Bows and flows of angel’s hair…”  I was just writing to a friend back where I used to live about momentary regrets at having left central Texas (in Georgetown, north of Austin) for San Luis Obispo, in central coastal California, and found myself quoting a phrase in the last verse of that song: "Something’s lost but something’s gained from living every day." ​

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