Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Music for Sunday (On Wednesday, My Birthday) - Joni Mitchell - 4th of July - Night Ride Home



To me, Joni Mitchell is like Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Charles Mingus all in one person. Just as my birthday (July 1), the 4th of July and early summer are all woven together as parts of who I am. I love summer, the fireworks, the man beside me and all the music this elegant Canadian songbird, turned California girl, has given us over the decades.

I'm busy (class started on Monday and ends next Thursday but runs from 2:30 to 7:45: jam-packed) and a bit stressed but none the worse for wear, as they say. 83% happy, healthy and trying to make the most of life. If you've got that, there is not a whole to complain about. Well...unless the hormones are taking their toll on the emotions, as they are wont to do! When I'm in the thick of that, it always seems that I will be depressed forever, as I was way back when. Then it passes and I can see that it was just a bout of the blues and a bit of worry, which is normal and human.

I hope you are all well or hanging in. I'm thinking of you who visit often and as always, regretting I can't get to your blogs for every new post. And when I can, I am often called away by duty and cannot leave a comment. I wish you peace and a wonderful summer.

All the love,
Pagan Sphinx

19 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! A perfect day for music.

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  2. Happy birthday, lady. May your worries stay manageable, your class go well, your summer be rejuvenating, and your years be long and happy.

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  3. happy birthday sweet pea :)

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  4. Happy Birthday!
    Hauoli La Hanau (Hawaiian)

    My fellow Joni fan ;-)

    Aloha Sistah

    Comfort Spiral

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  5. Happy birthday, a day late because I've been having problems with my 'puterbox.

    The best to you, and good luck on your new school adventure!

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  6. Happy, happy birthday! (Sorry I'm a little late). Glad you are doing well, if a little stressed. Depression can pass and things can always get better. I thought I'd be stuck with it forever but I truly believe it's more or less gone. No more meds after so many years.

    Peace and love.

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  7. Happy Birthday! I trust you're having a nice celebration that will continue on into the weekend. ;-)

    BTW, I just checked the missing blogger's site and there's a message from him, saying he's home. I don't mean to be skeptical but I hope that the message is truly from him and he truly is home.

    Paz (who knows about being too busy to visit all the blogs)

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  8. The best of birthdays to you!

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  9. happy happy!!!!

    was there cake???

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  10. Getting here late, but trusting you had a great birthday and wishing you a blessed year ahead!

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  11. Happy birthday.
    Happy 4th July.

    The fun has now begun-visit
    http://imac-photosfromthemindseye.blogspot.com/

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  12. happy birthday and happy 4th... gawd i love Joni.... i just posted her Amelia on another blog.... genius and talent and.... i love Joni.

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  13. Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone! I had to go to class on my birthday but the long weekend was very relaxing and enjoyable; in spite of the project I'm working on for class!

    I'll try to keep in touch!

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  14. I'm so sorry I missed your birthday!! you're the same sign as my grand daughter!! that makes me so happy

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  15. Happy Belated B-day, Gina! (Hope it was happy)

    Can't go wrong w/ "the Bard of Saskatoon"! ;-)

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  16. JCF! Haven't heard from you in a while and so glad you stopped by! What's shakin' in your world these days?

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  17. She is a marvel. Thanks for this.

    Happy Birthday!

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