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The Divinely Human Prison: Chapter Forty-Two: Eva Cassidy

By Michael Moriarty
web posted September 25, 2015

Eva Cassidy.

Start with Over The Rainbow.

Eva Cassidy
Timeless Genius

Where in heaven did God find this singing angel?

A divinity that is best accompanied, only by herself.


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?!

No one, other than Eva Cassidy, sings it with greater abandon or depth of understanding.

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.
And, as I hope you know from the beginning of the love song to Eva Cassidy, where her Over The Rainbow will take you?!

Only God can tell you. ESR

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 rainbowfamily2008@yahoo.com. He can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/@MGMoriarty.






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