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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Les Feuilles Mortes
After hearing this rendition of "Autumn Leaves" by the impeccable Eva Cassidy, I may never be able to do this song again,myself. And I'll certainly never play it, or hear it ever again without thinking of her.
She died in 1996. Only in her 30's. Cancer.
I never heard her or heard of her before the other day. Never had a chance to tell her all the feelings she conjured up in me with her styling of this song, all the pain of all the memories of all the losses of a lifetime. And add to them one more: that I missed her.