My ethereal lullaby version of Joni Mitchell's BOTH SIDES NOW: And learning to look at life from different perspectives (music video)


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As always, not gone... I'm dealing with life and its challenges, and learning on my journey.
Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" (Clouds) Ethereal lullaby cover by myself. Watch above video to listen to it:
I've been away some days due to health but I hope to make up for it with this little candid treat :) and one of my favourite songs: Both Sides Now by folk singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. This is a very (hopefully) angelic dreamy version, almost intended to sound like a lullaby. So hope you find it soothing and calming.
I have been mostly away due to health and in fact May (and still ongoing) has been a very stressful time for me full of doctors and medical tests... still narrowing down the path to feel stronger and better but just like clouds, there are blue skies and there are stormy days. Trying to see things from different perspectives and the lessons life bring.


Both sides was written in 1966 by Canadian Singer-Songwriter Joni Mitchell, it was first performed by Judy Colling in 1968 and then by Joni herself on ther album "Clouds" (1969). Joni has always excelled in the poetic evocative aspect of her lyrics that have entranced several generations.

 I particularly chose this one as I have always been a person with a strong imagination and I always notice the cloud shapes in the sky. But most importantly because it has a duality, life is full of highs and lows, of beautiful things and challenging moments, but once we move ahead on our path through it, it's life's illusions I recall...

I've been dealing myself with some strange years... but despite it all, I see it from "BOTH SIDES" now. And I have learned to accept certain things, and even take them as a challenge to fuel my need to move onwards. Just back from the hospital a couple of days ago... and still undergoing some stressful tests and having to adapt to a gentler pace, not delving into detail though I might update on another post. I still feel a bit vulnerable when sharing about this things, and I know I'm not the only one who struggle with chronic issues. I am in many ways so much better than I've been but still there are some times where those ominous leaden dark anvil rise and threaten with heavy rain.

But "I've looked at clouds from both sides now"



LYRICS: Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now"


Mp3 available on my patreon https://patreon.com/yidneth

Rows and floes of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
Looked at clouds that way

But now they only block the sun
They rain and they 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


The video features my angel "Henrietta", certainly she looks like like a cotton cloud herself


Here us both getting chill before filming (behind the scenes)

In life it is our choice to remember the good and the bad... but don't forget to look at it from "both sides" and cherish all the good memories you build your life with.

Dedicated to Cariño, Camilla, Layah, Marjory, Aughra, fufunchis (Tuula, Ritva and Taika), Totonika, Kira, Mimosa and Yumi, all my pet companions that are now in the heavens.

And here my remaining ladies, Henrietta, Brunilda, Flash, Debbie and Justina


There is also a hidden rat (not to break tradition), so one "fufunchi" :) not difficult to spot :)

FILMED late may, 2024 (late Spring vibes) in Navarre, Spain

This was filmed late May, and the flowers are called "lady Orchids" Orchis Pupurea, a tall herbaceous plant that grows in woodlands and flower from April to June. It is considered an "endangered species" so rather special.


And remember there'll be days without blue skies but...

there'll be all kind of days, fluffy cotton fancy shapes lazily rolling against a blue sky


And ashen stormy skies threatening with a storm


But in the end

"It's clouds illusions, I recall"


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Priscilla Hernandez
singer-songwriter & illustrator


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