There is an outer beauty that turns your glance, and there is an inner beauty that breaks your heart.
Is there a glamour princess today who is not looking for a voice makeover?
One dream is realized, and twenty million other dreams are fetched from the closet, dusted off and tried on again for size -- and the frumpier the better.
Possibly we overrate Miss Boyle's accomplishment, for what has she proved but that an individual can aspire, that a cheerful perseverance can prevail, that an imprisoning mold can be cast off and that life, after all, can be fair.
Is it a sin to share vicariously the shining moment of another? Hardly, for the triumph of one underdog is a triumph for the species. To paraphrase the poet, Send not to know for whom the crowd cheers, it cheers for thee.
Thank you, Susan Boyle.
-- Robert Brault