Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Feel-Good Story of the Week

First, read the excellent background story and opinion piece "The Beauty That Matters Is Always on the Inside" (click title of post).

Then click on YouTube and watch the performance of 47-year-old Susan Boyle on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT, the UK equivalent of AMERICAN IDOL.

A few weeks ago my daughter saw Simon Cowell walking down the street in London. Seeing him go from his habitual eye-rolling snobbery to stunned amazement in this clip is a thing of beauty.

Update: Here's a lovely blog essay on Susan Boyle and how she is an example of "one of the wonderful things about diversity in God’s design - His manifold gifts are scattered far and wide, based on His joyful imagination and providential choices, not ours."

4 Comments:

Blogger Ms.Daisy said...

I have a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes! Amazing!

9:07 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I loved what the accompanying article said: "This small, brave soul took her courage in her hands to pitch at her one hope of having her singing talent recognised, and was greeted with a communal sneer. Courage could so easily have failed her."

This rather reminds me of a discussion a couple days ago about another somewhat unlikely heroine, Julia Child...in each case, they didn't let age, fear, or people saying "You can't do this" get to them...they just "went for it" and pursued what they loved. You only live once! :)

Best wishes,
Laura

9:36 PM  
Blogger Jacqueline T Lynch said...

A stunning performance, and a lovely essay. Susan Boyle's great moment makes you cry and cheer at the same time.

4:43 AM  
Blogger Brad said...

Just a note to thank you for your kind link to my blog post on the gift of Susan Boyle. There's something to learn in everyone's story, and what an intriguing week we've just had, seeing how Ms. Boyle's story surface with increasingly more depth about her character than we could have imagined! Brad "futuristguy"

2:44 PM  

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