The Divinely Human Prison: Chapter Forty-Two: Eva Cassidy
By Michael Moriarty
Start with Over The Rainbow.
Where in heaven did God find this singing angel?
Nothing should intrude upon the painfully perfect universe she greets us with.
She left the earth at the shockingly young and resonating age of 33, and did so in the face of a disinterested human race that is only now discovering the depth of her divinely magnetic soul.
I’ve interrupted my political “freedom of screech”, as Time Magazine once described my verbal style… or lack therein, to pay tribute to an artistry, the indeed holy mysteries of which still leave me stunned.
After being repeatedly silenced within my astonishment over Ms. Cassidy’s performances, I’m driven, for the second time, to share my excitement over the fact that her being had, at one time, miraculously walked the earth!
When she sings You Take My Breath Away, the “thief” in this case is Eva!
I end up a blithering idiot with tears dancing down my cheeks.
Her infinite sensitivity, particularly in the last utterances of that song… more than takes my breath away.
I die such an exquisite death!
And the legendary Yesterday?!
Ain’t No Sunshine When He’s Gone?
She sings it with the pain and spiritual commitment of a Mary Magdalene weeping over the absence of Christ.
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/@MGMoriarty.