Hi, my name is Lori Ann Blakeley.

Welcome to my Web site developed and maintained on my behalf by my father, Larry Blakeley. http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm

My father also manages the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley (Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Major Roy James Blakeley (USAF - KIA) (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - my grandfather

Leslie Blakeley Adkins - my older sister

Evan Blakeley- my younger brother 

A Web page for giving notices of interest to visitors here. http://www.loriblakeley.name/notices_of_interest.htm

Various letters and notes here. http://www.loriblakeley.name/various_notes_letters.htm

What my brother, Evan Blakeley is up to with his baseball. http://www.evanblakeley.name

My mother's walking club for the students at Cockrell Hill Elementary School, DeSoto, Texas http://www.loriblakeley.name/article_dallas_morning_news_jackie_blakeley20070601.htm

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Love, risin' from the mists
Promise me this and only this
Holy breath touchin' me
Like a wind song
Sweet communion of a kiss

Sun, siftin' thru the gray
Enter in, reach me with a ray
Silently swoopin' down
Just to show me
How to give my heart away

Once a crystal choir
Appeared while I was sleepin' and called my name
And when they came down nearer
Sayin', "Dyin' is done,"
Then a new song was sung
Until somewhere we breathed as one

And still I hear their whisper

Stars, burstin' in the sky
Hear the sad nova's dyin' cry
Shimmerin' memory
Come and hold me
While you show me how to fly

Sun, siftin' thru the gray
Enter in, reach me with a ray
Silently swoopin' down
Just to show me
How to give my heart away

Lately sparklin' hosts
Come fill my dreams descendin' on fiery beams
I've seen 'em come clear down
Where our poor bodies lay
Soothe us gently and say,
"Gonna wipe all your tears away."

And still I hear their whisper

Love, risin' from the mists
Promise me this and only this
Holy breath touchin' me
Like a wind song
Sweet communion of a kiss.

- "The Kiss," Judee Sill (October 7, 1944 - November 23, 1979)

MP3/Audio file (6.3 MB) http://www.loriblakeley.name/loriblakeley_music/the_kiss.mp3

My favorite rendition of "The Kiss" MP3/Audio file (4.7 MB) - a simple, beautiful live performance from the album: Judee Sill Live in London: The BBC Recordings 1972-1973; Label: Water; Release Date: May 21, 2007. http://www.loriblakeley.name/loriblakeley_music/the_kiss_live.mp3

- "A Brief Life, an Enduring Musical Impression: Rhino Reissue Sings the Praises of Judee Sill," Tim Page, Washington Post Staff Writer, Saturday, December 30, 2006 http://www.loriblakeley.name/loriblakeley_music/brief_life_judee_sill.htm

Album: Heart Food

Label: Asylum

Release Date: May 1973

Re-released June 19, 2006 by Rhino Records as a part of:

Abracadabra: the Asylum Years - Judee Sill/Heart Food