I had the daylights scared out of me this morning when I saw Joni Mitchell’s face on the news. Luckily, she is still alive, but was rushed to the hospital yesterday after losing consciousness in her home. She’s currently undergoing tests to determine the cause.
I don’t always love Mitchell’s music, but I respect, admire, and generally adore her. She is not only one of the most distinctive voices in music history, she’s one of its most distinctive personalities. She is a true artist–songwriter, performer, musician, painter. She looks at the world through rainbow-colored glasses, refusing to be boxed in by anyone else’s expectations or stereotypes. Here’s hoping her condition rapidly improves, and she continues to grace us with her artistic presence.