Sadhvi Sez: When Joni Mitchell was singing with James Taylor


I honestly don’t feel like there is a small gap between me and the next generation any more.  It  feels too big to say that. 

I don’t like FaceBook much any more either.  In fact, I find myself wanting to be on the computer less and less, but more and more time is spent there.  Hmm.

I’ve been trying and cannot seem to take a break from my computer and cell phone for even one day.  It is a true addiction.  Just wondering, how many hours do you spend on your computer each day?

One night this past week, my husband and I were making dinner together.  I am cranky by nature, and people who know me understand.  I mean, I am not used to having him around helping me in my, I mean, our kitchen, so he put on an old Cat Stevens CD, and within a few minutes I found myself in a really nice space.  Music will do that to me.  I imagine my Mom and Dad had similar experiences, but with Buddy Holly

So I am getting old – damn it!  Since there isn’t much I can do about it, except whine a little from time to time, I want to share another song that takes me back to a time that makes me feel relaxed and in a mellow space.  Enjoy!


Joni Mitchell playing with James Taylor, singing background harmony on the song: “You can close your Eyes”.




About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

11 thoughts on “Sadhvi Sez: When Joni Mitchell was singing with James Taylor

  1. Now I want all you 50+ ladies to write each day, in a diary, 3 words what that day was like so that when you hit 60 or 70 reread it. These days we all tend to rush thru the moment and we forget to enjoy the day because one can rush here and rush there and really we don’t get anyplace faster, but one can rush. When you get to 76 you will want to remember the joy of rushing and learning. Remember we all create our memories. For me there are days where I would like these legs to rush here and there!

  2. Ginny! I totally know how it feels to have your phone take over your life. I had that iPhone (twice in the last couple of years) and both times, I felt like I didn’t want to have so much suck from that device. And, it’s not a cheap toy! But somehow, having a smart phone seems to be a necessity, like toilet paper! Funny, the old songs are “Michael Jackson”! It’s true. 1984 is a long, long time ago! OMG!

  3. Pam, maybe we don’t have to keep up anymore? Just writing that to you makes me feel like a huge weight has been taken off of my “to do” list. I think it’s time to realize that, don’t you?

  4. Oh yea, I got an Adroid and it’s taken over. Now I can be on the computer ALL THE TIME. But do I know what a yoohoo hulu is? My brain tries but then I go “Where’s my knitting?” I love to dance though….to the old songs…Michael Jackson. Yea!
    Love you, Sadhvi

  5. Oh Sadhvi. You’ve managed to echo how I’ve been feeling lately. Older and getting more out of touch with the younger, tech-savvy, electrically-plugged in generation. Can’t keep up with the constant changes and find myself more and more not wanting to, not caring about the latest gadget or app. And the songs of our generation – artists like James Taylor and Joni Mitchell and Carol King, Joan Baez and Cat Stevens and the Beatles and many others – they soothe my soul and make me feel like it’s okay to just turn off the computer and take a walk in the woods and listen to the river flowing over rocks. Thanks for being a friend. Thanks for sharing the song. Keep listening….

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