I wanna be strong, I wanna laugh along, I wanna belong to the living….. Joni Mitchell
I’m a late bloomer. Blue was not my first exposure to Joni Mitchell. But when I discovered it – during one of the most tumultuous times in my life – it was pure soul medicine. The hopeful and painfully honest lyrics – that so perfectly describe both fragile and loving connections – touched my heart. And all these years later, I can sing through the entire album and not miss a lyric. I’m particularly fond of the whimsical references to shampoo and juke box dives in this one.
I’m sure this will be one of many Joni posts….
Do any of your chapters include Joni poetry?