Jul 17th, 2012 by Autumn Sunshine
Did you ever think that way? That you looked at life from both sides?
Win and Lose
We get those two mind sets of how things are in life sometimes. I do, maybe I’m the only one
Seriously, doesn’t it feel like things are almost perfect and life is on track, then all of a sudden life throws you a curve. I try and stay positive, for real, I do. At times it’s really not easy.
So to me, no matter what I’m doing if things are going along too smooth I have this feeling lurking in the back of my mind. You know the one, like “when will it happen”, the “lose” part…
We are at times too hard on ourselves. I believe it, we think we need to be perfect. Or get it exactly right. Do we have to really?
Do I ever really understand life? I should have been a detective or PI !!! I seem to always want to solve the “mystery”
Life is a mystery, isn’t it? Or is it all an illusion? Listen to the song and think of what you feel about life.
It makes some sort of sense doesn’t it? What do you think?
Listen to the Song
Both Sides Now
Bows 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’s 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 laughin 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
But now old friends are acting strange they shake their heads, they say
But something’s lost but something’s gained in living every day
I’ve looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It’s life’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know life at all
Written and performed by Joni Mitchell