Lindy’s Blog: Where Mom is Always Right

April 14, 2009

“The biggest wake-up call ever” (Susan Boyle)

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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:

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.



  1. Susan
    Your were the only REAL person in that theatre – heartfelt congratulations for ‘going for your dream’, and may your life from hereon only bring you joy and happiness. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift.

    Comment by Lou — April 23, 2009 @ 8:16 pm |Reply

  2. I could’t agree with you more. I sat down at the computer one evening with my 2 year old, we watched Susan Boyle for the first time. I had ever heard who she was at this point. Sadly I too, judged her. My son watched the computer sceen with me. Neither of us saying anything until her 3rd note,when he exclaimed, “MOMMY, SHE IS FANTASTIC!” It was then when my judgement hit me square in the face. He had never once looked at her thinking she was going to fail. If we could all see the world through the eyes of a child, what a better world we would have.

    Comment by KSHS — May 4, 2009 @ 1:34 pm |Reply

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