Stayed up late enthralled with a new Joni Mitchell book. Delighted to rediscover in her a fellow dreamer –
I intended to become a hermit when I bought my land in Canada. …
That was after I wrote “Big Yellow Taxi.” I bought the land a year or two after that. I was never going to come back. I was just going to live up there. I thought, “I will never get bored on this piece of land.”
It’s magical. It really is. The mundane aspects of it are magical and then there are two or three things every year that are spectacular — pink rainbow, comets streaking through the clouds, low to the ground. Amazing things. Not to mention I’ve got a blue heron that I have a relationship with, that lives in my bay – big bird. A robin followed me around one year. Everywhere I went, he was hopping around behind me.
From Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words, by Malka Marom (2014), 60.