Thought I had died and gone to Heaven the other night when I can home with a Chuck Brown/Eva Cassidy CD "The Other Side." Discovering that Chuck Brown too has passed on, all I am left with is the ebb and flow in my head, of what inspired their soul-filled renditions of Jazz and Blues. Both hailing from the Washington, D.C. area, they were most famous to locals and those who knew them, achieving a certain level of notoriety before their deaths.
The title of my blog is one of the songs that Eva Cassidy does on the CD. It reminds me of my Grandmother listening to her Southern Gospel, Oakridge Boys style; or her playing the "Old Rugged Cross," self-taught, on her organ. She and God "had it going on." You wouldn't think so when you first met her because of her vivacious personality, fabulous good looks and extraordinary style, but after you chatted awhile, it was obvious. She was very much before her time and there are no words to express how much I admired her. She too, is now on the other side.
Sometimes I wonder how things will be for me when my time comes. Will He remember me? Will He turn his head in shame? Will He be so disappointed that He has no words and cast me away with the wave of His hand, or will He embrace me with open arms and say, "well done good and faithful servant."