What does a song do but reveal a little of the truth of the singer-songwriter? Both Sides, Now by Joni Mitchell came along as the artist was gaining popularity and chose to reveal herself fully to her fans according to Brad Wheeler in Joni Mitchell: An appreciation of her classic Both Sides, Now.
Mitchell whose music framed my youth becomes for me in later life an example to follow as a true, life-tale teller. Only as I rip off my masks to reveal what is hidden below the surface and expose myself, flaws and all, am I able to touch universal truths from my world.
Are you willing to expose your inner self for the benefit of others?