Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Both Sides Now

I love Joni Mitchell. I love the acoustic version of 'Both Sides Now'. I love the lyrics.
I'm sorry I brought Christianity into this blog.

Rows and flows 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

Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels
The dizzy dancing way you feel
As every fairy tale comes real
I've looked at love that way

But now it's just another show
You leave 'em laughing when you go
And if you care, don't let them know
Don't give yourself away

I've looked at love from both sides now
From give and take, and still somehow
It's love's illusions I recall
I really don't know love at all

Tears and fears and feeling proud
To say "I love you"; right out loud
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds
I've looked at life that way

Oh but now old friends are acting strange
They shake their heads, they say I've changed
Well something's lost but something's gained
In living every day

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


Nodders said...

I don't think it wa a mistake to introduce your Christianity to your blog, and if you're now regretting telling any of us, I'm sorry, because that's a shame. You would have to expect some negative response though - after all, I can remember having conversations with you about 'silly religions' and such. I don't think you can say it's strange that I wouldn't agree with your decisions entirely, but no, I'm under no illusions that you as a person has changed. Anyway, what's faith without it being challenged?

Rainbow dreams said...

Niki, please don't be sorry to have brought christianity into your blog - we are all on our own journeys, discovering what makes sense to us and exploring our vision and understanding of the world - who knows who is right and who is wrong? We all have our own beliefs, for our own reasons.

If it feels right to you, and you want to explore it more, then don't be put off by others, you're not doing it for them, you're doing it for you.
And this is your blog space, for whatever you want it to be - take care, good to see you back

Niki said...

I wasn't saying that I didn't understand where you were coming from, I'm not going to say anything else or I might get into an argument.

Thanks Rainbow Dreams, thanks. xx

Niki said...

Actually no. This is why I wish I hadn't brought faith on here. I hate that I'm cross at you Gordon. I can't help it. I love you but I'm cross because I'm stubborn and desperate. I won't mention it again. x

Stagestruckgal said...

Niki, you are your own person, and nothing we say should influence you particularly. If you want to talk faith, talk faith. If you want to believe, believe. As rainbow dreams says, who knows who is right and who is wrong, ands she is correct in saying we have our own beliefs for our own reasons. Just be yourself, if you wasnt to believe, then believe. Although, I also agree with Gordon on his point of faith needing to be challenged, I dont believe it should go as far as to make said person become atheist.

Dont be sorry Niki, you are being honest. Sometimes you need to be honest. There is nothing wrong with being honest or believing in God. Nothing wrong at all. *hugs*

Niki said...

Laura thank you. Thanks. But no I wish I hadn't. Forget I said it. Please.