Susan Boyle has gone viral in the past week, and I’m a little late to the game owing to my internet hiatus, but I finally got around to seeing this woman completely wow the Britain’s Got Talent crowd, judges, and now, the world.
See for yourself:
In case that doesn’t work, here’s the URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY
I must be a little emotional lately, but this reduced me to tears. (I, who rarely cry.)
I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where people didn’t judge a person’s entire worth by the way they look. Everyone who watched 47 year old, frumpy, frizzy-haired, thick-eyebrowed Susan Boyle walk onto that stage was prepared to relish in her humiliation. But the moment she opened her mouth, the visible changes that came over every person in that audience was, to put it mildly, astonishing.
I’m not sure if there’s a person in the world who doesn’t wish Ms. Boyle–and her cat, Pebbles–the best. Everyone is rooting for her.
The Anchoress has more on the eccentric Susan Boyle.