Joni and The Shrimp. Odder bedfellows have never met at the corner of Pondering and Pig. Jean Shrimpton, reigning goddess of Swinging London, riveted eternally to that black and white season, that Beatles instant, that Darling time. And Joni Mitchell, bound to no season, music destined to live on into the forever time.
Both of them today at this moment doing the garden, digging the weeds of their Laurel Canyon yard, their Penzance garden. And returning inside with great baskets of flowers.
Happy birthday beautiful fellow travelers on this carousel of time.
And the seasons they go round and round,
And the painted ponies go up and down,
We’re all captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go ’round and ’round and ’round
In the circle game.
Joni Mitchell’s “Circle Game”
Jean Shrimpton born November 7, 1942. Joni Mitchell born November 7, 1943