For the Roses

San Francisco

For the Roses, Joni Mitchell

Song you want played, and why?

I’ve been thinking about Joni Mitchell’s “For the Roses.” It’s beautiful and poignant, with pain and joy, and reminds me of life and loss, and how, in the end, we are all just human, vulnerable, who we are:

Chilly now
End of summer
No more shiny hot nights
It was just the arbutus rustling
And the bumping of the logs
And the moon swept down black water
Like an empty spotlight