This brings tears! Unexpected tears from an unexpected soul!

(midnight. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

You will forgive me.  I just need a night’s break from the torture issue.  I wake up in the middle of the night, not every single night, but so many, obsessing about what we’ve done — then I can’t get back to sleep for several hours later.  I will never be able to “embrace” this country as I had in the past, if we cannot change the course of our direction as a nation, and a statement made, thereby, by all of us collectively!  I am sure many of you feel the same way!

Today, I digressed, and listened to a most extraordinary experience — one that literally brought me to tears.  Why?  So many reasons.  An extraordinary voice, and a soul, a soul, the kind we don’t see a lot of these days.  As I listened to this wondrous voice and the most dear of expressions, the tears just wouldn’t stop.  

Perhaps, some of you have had the experience, as well. Perhaps, some have not.

I introduce you to Susan Boyle, from England, who entered a contest — Britains Got Talent!

I would so much like to embed this for you, but it seems that it has been requested that it not be allowed. There’s a part of me that understands that!

So, take time to listen to her here, if you can.  Full Version. Win Susan Win. Susan Boyle – Britains Got Talent

This article has some interesting comments in relation to this wonderfully lovely, joyful woman.

Susan Boyle Has Captured Hearts Around the World

By Tina Brown, The Daily Beast. Posted April 21, 2009.

Susan’s joyous little jig spoke for millions of women who feel unappreciated, ignored, and ridiculed by modern society.

Will Susan Boyle’s epic moment last week on Britain’s Got Talent (not a BBC show) turn out to be a choreographed piece of TV manipulation? Probably. But that’ll just mean that something false gave rise to something true.

Captain Richard Phillips of the good ship Maersk Alabama-and Sully Sullenberger splashing down his crippled airliner in the Hudson River-broke through the poisonous smog of economic depression and Wall Street skullduggery with a reminder that pure individual heroism is a daily occurrence if we know where to look for it. Susan Boyle is another avatar of global yearning.

The YouTube clip of Susan’s angel voice soaring from the unkissed mouth of that scrunchy-faced, eyebrow-enforested, unprepossessingly dumpy representative of anonymous humanity was the third irresistible message to us all to get over ourselves. Until things get better, we will all go on being unusually receptive to such epiphanies from the news. They remind us what uncomplicated strength of character looks like. . . .

Well, I don’t expect that everyone should completely agree with the article, nonetheless, it has a great deal of merit, IMO!

For me, I had a very beautiful experience today — to listen to Susan Boyle, to see Susan Boyle. and to cry and love her simplicity and beautiful voice!

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  1. if you have not already.  I listened again tonight and had the same reaction.  She is a “Bambi” in this world.  Thank goodness, we have a few!

    • Alma on April 22, 2009 at 4:06 am

    I’m so glad it has finally found ears to appreciate it.  The first time I heard her, my jaw dropped open, and I became immediatly entranced.    🙂

  2. When asked how come she`d never been out performing, she replied, she`d never had the chance.

    The sideways snickers & rolling of eyes, were shuttered & silenced by the power of her innocent soul, from where only her performance could have come from.

    It had obviously not been ever tainted by egotistical pride, yet had a certain quality of defiance, & a self assertiveness was there, empowering her & all the little people great & small on this planet.

    She won.

    She shares the soul that lives in a very many of this planet`s population of humans that go on about their endless toils & tasks, simply needing a chance.

    And to the revolutionarysieve, thank you for such a beautiful compliment in your comment above.

    I saw this last week, & I don`t know of anyone that I`d sent it to, who weren`t very moved by her performance & how they, in their own world, weren`t cheering ever so loudly for her, even through their tears.

  3. rendition of “Cry Me a River” from ten years ago?

    • dkmich on April 22, 2009 at 11:51 am

    She does rouse emotions.  I think it is the joy of seeing an underdog win something, anything.   I hope she dies a rich and famous old lady.  

    • geomoo on April 23, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    So said one of the judges.  I only wish they really would use this as a window into themselves–their habit of judging people by dress, by their physical appearance, by the snappy one-liners and faux jaunty attitude.  There was more than a little ageism going on as well, with Simon’s eye-rolling.  She’s getting some respect because she can sing.  I wish it would be enough that she is a human being.

    Oprah was funny to me.  (Look, I happened to be walking through the room.)  Someone said that she’s not going to change her look.  Oprah couldn’t quite go there–impulsively launched into her list of improvements, including the dress.  Clearly she had had these things on her mind:  “If only she . . .”

    Two lessons here:  You can’t judge a book by it’s cover and don’t try to fulfill yourself by becoming famous on television.  It’s an incorrigible medium.

  4. I am most pleasantly surprised and happy, too, that some that may have missed this, still have another chance to experience a truly moving and wonderfully good experience, so I thank you so much.

    (BTW, I’ve listened to that video about 7 times now — well, you could say I’m nuts, or just so happy for something good!)

  5. a gift that she has allowed to come through by using her soul and body. It’s a pure connection with the place that all great art comes from. It makes me love the human race. I saw a modern ballet on thursday night and it had the same effect. Amazing what we as people can do when we allow our bodies and souls to create beauty and open ourselves to the universe. Bravo to this saucy woman. She is inspirational as her goals are as pure as her voice. I loved it when she said she enjoyed it. Thanks tahoebasher women can fly to the stars at any age if they have the chance. She seems to have made her chance happen and she knows how good her gift is, hoeww wonderful for us that she shared it.      

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