Friday, April 17, 2009

Shame On Me...

Dear Susan Boyle,

Thank you. Thank you for giving us, the cynical, judgmental viewing public, a much needed kick up the arse. I am not ashamed to say I cried, I thought you were lovely. I am ashamed to say when you walked on I rolled my eyes and prepared myself to laugh at another deluded wannabe making a fool of themselves in some misguided hunt for fame and fortune. I was wrong and I am so glad I was.

Our whole current culture of mocking those who have a very pure belief in their ability to do what makes them happy is a sorry state of affairs. I mean if someone loves to sing, bad or good, who am I to think ill of them for that? Granted, your case is different, you are an extraordinary talent, you just don't look they way we expect our talented ones to look. Is that because we have become so used to seeing those with no real talent, parade around in barely there outfits? Yes Paris Hilton, I'm talking to you. Is that what drives us? Is that what makes us forget that talent is about ability and the only visual that should count is the art, in whatever form that is delivered, as opposed to who forgot to wear knickers?

So Miss Boyle, not only did you sing beautifully, you put manners on me and for that, I thank you...

Yours sincerely,

11 comments:

  1. Amen to that. She exposed our shallowness to the bone. I hope everyone that watches it comes away a little more enlightened.

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  2. Well said, I'm midly embarrased myself and I didn't even see the show. I know that I would have felt bad about the conformity of my life. *siiiigh*

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  3. You said it! And, while you're at it..post a letter to those smart-ass judges as well!!

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  4. Love Ms. Boyle. Will buy CD. Good for her.

    Moo!

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  5. I found this clip on youtube and loved it! I can't believe I've watched it at least five times now... I agree wholeheartedly, she is amazing!

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  6. It just blows my mind that this is the first we're hearing of her...I can totally see her on Broadway stealing the show everytime...she's amazing and I can't stop listening to her youtube vid. :)

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  7. OMgosh, her voice is so beautiful. I cried listening to her and thinking about her story.

    The Georgian doors of Dublin...yes they are just the thing I had in mind when I was thinking of painting my front door. I don't have to Google them because I was lucky enough to see them in person. Pretty wonderful.

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  8. Very true words. I wish we could have lessons like that all the time - might make us all better people.

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  9. I think the thing I love most about this whole experience is that it has swept the globe, everyone knows about her and everyone who saw it has had a little look at themselves and thought about how they pre judged her. Thank you all for your lovely comments, it would seem she has united us all in our thinking x

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