Adapt/Adopt/Song writer/Song singer.

 I'm attempting to adapt to the 'new' normal. 

By that I mean, I don't want to go back to the old normal.

I do like taking photos of clouds. It kind of lifts me out of myself. 

I drove my bike to Cycle City (corner of Santa Clara Ave and High Street). Yep, I took the car and hung my bike on the rack on the trunk of my car. I love that bike store. They are kind, and Ellis (who was a new employee to me) explained to me why I couldn't pump up my bike tires.  

I have 2 bike tire pumps in the carriage house. Every time I attempt to 'pump them up'  they only lose air. Ellis told me there is a pin that fits in the small air hole in the pump, and showed me how to remove it. Who knew? Well, I guess Ellis did. 

Another friend told me that all of the bike stores are swamped with work, so I shouldn't expect to get the bike back anytime soon. But I made an appointment to bring it in...and I'll get it back on Tuesday. 

It will have new grips for the handlebars. It will have a freshly oiled chain. And it will get a tune-up. 

Back to the clouds....I didn't realize that Judy Collins didn't write the lyrics. Joni Mitchell wrote the lyric. Judy sang the words. 

Live richly, marilyn

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
When 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 win and lose 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
Schemes and dreams and circus crowds, I've looked at life that way
But now old friends are acting strange, they shake their heads,
They say I've changed
But something's lost but something's gained in living every day
I've looked at life from both sides now
From give and take and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Joni Mitchell
Both Sides Now lyrics © Crazy Crow Music / Siquomb Music Publishing


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