Friday, June 24, 2011
We are sitting on the couch listening to a radio special about Joni Mitchell. We are transfixed. "Does this music make you feel emotional?" I ask, because as the first stanza of "Clouds" comes on I begin to feel powerfully emotional. He just nods slowly, gazing off into the middle distance. He doesn't have to say anything. He knows the words to almost every song Joni Mitchell ever wrote. In college he owned four records: Song to a Seagull, Clouds, Blue, and Ladies of the Canyon. So we just listen without speaking, sitting close together though our thoughts are far apart, letting the music transport us to our private and separate pasts.
Posted by Tai at 9:51 PM