If you haven’t heard of Susan Boyle, you will here. She’s the YouTube Sensation that wowed Simon Cowel and the judge’s of Britain’s Got Talent.
Everyone, from the judges to the audience, was ready to rip apart the 47 year-old, never-been-married, never-been-kissed woman whose dream was to sing.
And, hold on, she even had the nerve to be sassy. You could just hear everyone thinking, oh, yeah, she’s going down.
And then she opened her mouth and sang.
A song, appropriately enough, titled “I Dreamed a Dream”
Made my morning, I have to say, as I watched the video. Ms. Boyle struck a resounding blow for woman over 40, people who don’t look like super models, and, most of all, for dreamers.
She also struck a blow against this obsession with image, image, image.
Do you know, I sometimes wonder if we’re not turning into a society of clones. There are women now on television and in movies who are starting to look like each other. The same hair, face, eyes, body, etc.
I was watching some television news show the other day and the two female anchors? They looked like clones. I kid you not. Their hair and makeup and faces looked exactly the same! It was quite disturbing.
But back to Susan. I have no doubt she’ll have success after this, and I also have no doubt she’ll be made over: hair, make-up, clothes. That’s the way show biz works. Though I hope they don’t. She’s fine, in my opinion, just the way she is.
But, if she is made over, I hope she doesn’t lose that wonderful spirit, sense of fun and belief in herself that drove her to take a chance on being ridiculed before millions by going on that stage and sharing her gift and talent with the world.
We should all be so brave with our dreams.