I am the seven millionth person to blog about Susan Boyle, which makes me a little late to the party, but just in case you haven’t seen this clip — I promise, your time will not be wasted.
Susan Boyle auditioned recently for the reality show “Britain’s Got Talent.” This is what happened.
The reason we tell this kind of story over and over in books and movies is because sometimes life has these storybook moments. And because people have dreams that are private and powerful; and sometimes we find our courage and seize the moment when it comes, even when it means walking out on stage to jeers and catcalls. It’s one of the bravest things I’ve seen in a long time. And one of the clearest examples that talent isn’t enough for these stories we love so much: there must also be guts.
Sometimes being brave only gets us through the next week or day or minute. But sometimes it gets us right to the heart of the dream. And sometimes we have to go through years of being brave over and over, protecting the dream, until we get the chance to show our guts. If Susan Boyle can be so brave, then I guess I can too.