Opening my emails from blogging friends has taken on some of the qualities of Christmas morning. They all purport to come from Lenore Diane so the excitement builds as each surprise package is opened.
Today I opened one that came from my blogging friend Val at Arty Old Bird. She talked about accepting that one might be different to others and coming to terms with it.. Do go over to read her blog post. I am sure you will find it interesting/illuminating.
About two-thirds of the way into the post she directed us to Israel who sings Somewhere Over the Rainbow with such feeling that it brings tears to the eyes. Most of us have heard this version of the song and loved it. And yes he does look different to most of us.
And then there was this – Jonathon and Charlotte . This odd looking couple competing in Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year. Just look at Jonathon; at the time of the audition he was 17 years old and Charlotte was 16. As you can imagine Simon Cowell et al dismissed him but that was before he started singing.
Look at the faces of the judges and the audience and then look them as Jonathon starts to sing. Who would have thought this young man had such a voice. And how many would have dismissed him because of his size and the way he looks?
We are all guilty of judging a book by its cover and in doing so how much do we miss. We know that first impressions are important but … We may miss out on a great friendship because of judging somebody by the way he/she looks.
This couple totally wowed the audience and the judges. Simon Cowell has now signed them to a GBP 1million contract and admits he was wrong in his first impressions of this duo.
As a footnote do you believe that this couple with those voices, were beaten in the final by a performing dog? What were the British people thinking.
Related post – Seeing is Believing or Is It?