Judy Sill

I can’t recall ever hearing of this young woman who is the latest in a parade of belated obituaries of women who’s lives the Times didn’t cover at their deaths. She was a promising artist who died early like so many other artists of my youth. She played the organ at her reform school’s church services. She sounds a lot like Joni Mitchel. No telling what else she might have written had she lived a longer life.

I read this obit just after this NPR story about the killing of another in a long line of women in Warez Mexico. These murders are fueled by the vicious fight over the riches of America’s drug addiction. Such a waste. Both women died of drugs, just by different means.

Here is Joni Sill’s song The Pearl which I found in the obit is brief but haunting.

I will link to it after church.

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