I cannot imagine there is anyone reading this who hasn't by this time heard the name Susan Boyle. She has been all over the news in celebration of her stunning performance on Britains Got Talent.
I love it when Snarky Simon, his fellow judges and the sneering audience get their socks knocked off. Such was the case with Susan's rendition of I Dreamed a Dream from Les Mis.
I wanted to embed the video for you but there wasn't a single version of her performance on You Tube that didn't have the embedding feature disabled. I've done the next best thing I could think of and supplied the link for you and you can take it from there. It's well worth the trip. It brought me to tears.
In 2007 there was another such time with a young man who wanted nothing more than to sing opera. Paul Potts. Another socks knocker. This link will take you to his performance.
I find it rather pleasant to post about two rather ordinary people with extraordinary talent getting their due. On this day of tea parties around our country protesting our tax and spending programs, I'd prefer to follow the British tradition and sip from a cup with pinkie extended, and proclaim "Well done, wot?"