I’m in the middle of finalizing my taxes, and starting to consider drinking bleach. For a math reject like myself, I’m not handling all these numbers too well. In an act of pure procrastination, I turned to Twitter to see what my buds were up to around the world. There, I noticed on the top trending topics of the day was a woman named Susan Boyle. Curious who she was, I clicked on it. The link launched a YouTube video of the television show, “Britain’s Got Talent.”
The clip starts with Susan Boyle, a 47-year old frumpy sort of woman from a very tiny village, stumbling through her words as she tries to introduce herself to Simon Cowell. His facial expression clearly conveys his inner dialogue of distaste, and cutaways to the audience show exactly what they are thinking too: Who the hell is this woman, and what makes her think in a million years she can be a singer?
Amidst their mockery, the music begins. Susan performs “I Dream the Dream” from Les Miserables. YouTube has disabled the ability to embed the video in this blog post, so please click here to procrastinate and watch her performance. It serves as a beautiful reminder that we all have dreams and we are all capable of them – even when it appears impossible on the surface. Enjoy.