Dear Joni, will we ever learn?

Posted: January 20, 2020 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Joni Mitchell wrote this song over 50 years ago, will we ever learn to look after our beautiful broken world?

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Nancy))) the politicians are talking up logging the state forests and national parks and not allowing people to build in remote areas out in the bush. This is their solution to address the escalating bushfires that are caused by climate change rather than divesting from fossil fuels and investing in renewable energy sources. Australia is one of the the biggest exporter of coal on the planet, the prime minister brought a lump of coal into parliament back in 2017 as some sort of sick joke saying there was nothing to be afraid of with that awful smirk. He is backing Adani to build the biggest open cut coal mine in the southern hemisphere…

  1. deemallon says:

    Murdoch is a big problem there too, I was reading today. As is Fox News here. Is it raining more, I hope?

    Joni Mitchell was one of my favorites in high school. I’d forgotten how amazing her voice is.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Dee))) such a horrid divisive fear mongering little man, he has the money and power to do tremendous good for our planet but chooses not to, there will be hell to pay.
      We have had good rain here in Sydney since Thursday & up north it’s flooding but in the high country of Victoria the fires are still burning.

  2. shemann says:

    oh, how my heart is breaking for Australia. Such a beautiful country. I just don’t understand the greed of people and the lack of foresight. I do hope your safe and well. Can you believe it was 50 years ago! I became an environmentalist in the late ’60s. Even today there are people who turn a blind eye.
    When I was in high school I started a recycling campaign. I really wanted to help and make people aware. I remember my brothers laughing at me. Even my parents thought it was a communist infiltration. And they were educated people. Sometimes I think what’s the point, no one is listening.

  3. Liz A says:

    I know this by heart, from the lyrics to Joni’s laughter … if only it wasn’t all too true. But then I read today of a man who spent half his 102 year life tending an elm tree through multiple battles with Dutch elm disease. The tree finally succumbed in 2010, but not before cuttings were successfully propagated … there are now 1500 treelings and many more to come. Hope for the future

    And then there’s this … Joni Mitchell just published a reprint of her book of handwritten lyrics and paintings:

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Liz))) saw Joni Mitchell play in Brisbane back in the 80’s, one of the best concerts of this lifetime. Have to laugh looking back to 1973 when a good friend had to take the needle out of the record player when he shared a house with me & my best friend Aileen. Joni Mitchell’s ‘For the Roses’, Neil Young’s ‘After the Gold Rush’ and Donovan’s ‘Cosmic Wheels’ were on high rotation and he just couldn’t take it any more!

  4. imperfect dabbler says:

    Spots on my apples!! Yes!! We had several apple trees on our country acreage. Never sprayed and always a huge bounty to make apple pies with the grandkids. Ate them right off the ground. Thanks for a little Joni in my today. My sister played all her songs growing up! Takes me back! 🥰

  5. Margaret Johnson says:

    Seems not…

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Margaret))) I hang in there with the hope that we will learn to look after our planet earth, maybe not in this lifetime but understanding will come, we used to believe the earth was flat!

  6. Rene Walkin says:

    Ain’t that the truth! Hope Old Man Crow is speeding his way back to super health after his ordeal! Sending love xx

  7. Louise Watson says:

    sigh! How I love Joni Mitchell – she has the words. x

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