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In the Eye of the Beholder

This Susan Boyle thing has sure stirred up a lot of people.  We are all fascinated with her voice.  Her voice is absolutely beautiful.  But why are we fascinated with it?  It's actually not the voice – it's that the majority of the people watching her, and I would guess 99.99% that were watching her, figured if her voice was anything like her body and her face, well it would probably sound like the scullery maid screeching something that didn't come close to resembling a melody.  And just as soon as I wrote that I wanted to slap my forehead.  I'm ashamed of myself.  I fell into the same ugly stew pot all the other "beautiful people" did around the world.

And I know better.

The remarkable thing about Ms. Boyle, to me anyway, is that she exudes confidence.  She could give me lessons on beauty.

Why does "beauty" have such power in the world today?  When you really think about it, roll that word over your tongue again and again, it's hollow and shallow.

Can you imagine being in her body right now?  Think about it.  She has been watched by millions of people on YouTube.  And why?  Because she is a plain person who sings like an angel.  We are all shocked, mouths open, that the unbelievable has happened.  A plain person has talent.  You know what's really small-minded about all of the beautiful people?  They probably think a plain person doesn't have any brains either.

~Jeanie




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