Friday, April 25, 2008

Both Sides Now

I've never really had a blog before besides posting a few short ones on Myspace.  I figured "why not?" -- I'll give it a try.  I have to admit that I am not very good at English grammar and my punctuation can be atrocious.   I'm not even sure that I have anything really interesting to write about.  
As far as the name for the blog.... when I set up this account and they asked me to name my blog I just kind of froze.  That was asking me to determine a lot about my blog and what I was going to say.  And really it was asking about me too.  It seems that every photo a person posts and every color or quote they use on these kind of things gives you an idea what that person is really all about.  I wasn't sure I was able to sum it all up in one title.  So, I decided to steal a name from somewhere else.  I picked up my ipod and started flipping through the different artists and songs to find one that might kind of explain my experience and what I thought this blog might be about.  I was drawn to Joni Mitchell's song "Both Sides Now".  First of all, it is a gorgeous song.  If you haven't heard it -- make sure you find it and listen.  Basically she talks about how when she was young she saw things a certain way but as she got older (and wiser) she realized there are different ways to perceive things and experience things.  "I've looked at life from both sides now, from win and lose and still somehow its life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life... at all".  Just beautiful lyrics.  She basically sums it all up for me with that song -- so that is the name for my blog right now.  

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