...from Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music by Judy Collins
Upon hearing for the first time "Both Sides Now" (written by Joni Mitchell)--
A classic song has much mystery as well as mastery in its form; it sits still in the mind, throwing light on the past and the future, often bringing tears to our eyes, for it reaches into deep emotional wells that are often forgotten in the rush of the moment. The songs that touch me are on a very high level in terms of form and classic structure, and "Both Sides Now" has all of the requirements to make it irresistible. For me, it was an immediate love affair.