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Who Inspires You?

Paul Potts inspires me.
Someone sent me an e-mail with this Youtube link in it...I watched Paul auditioning for the British talent show, Britain's Got Talent, and was in tears by the time the piece was over. Watch it, please. See if it inspires you to take a leap of faith and do something you've always wanted to do, in spite of how scared you are.

Wednesday night, I was privileged to go to his Edmonton concert. This humble and gifted man, an ordinary guy like any one of us, brought his mug of tea onstage, set it on the small table by the piano, and explained to us that it isn't possible to separate a Brit from his tea. He was getting over a bad cold, so he drank copious mugs full of hot tea to comfort his throat throughout the concert.

Wandering through his wonderful repertoire of lusciously performed songs, he wove each song to the next with stories and personal images told in a wry and self-deprecating fashion. By the end of the nearly 3 hour concert, we were on our feet, giving him a well earned standing ovation, another encore and another standing O!

An amazing performance from an amazing man. An inspiration for me, because he had the courage to put himself on the line, in the face of some pretty huge obstacles and he won!
He won.
Here's lookin' at you, Paul!

Comments (2)

What an amazing singer. My jaw dropped when he opened his mouth as I imagine Simon's did. I was so happy that he was given such a wonderful ovation. Lucky you to see him in person!! Thanks so much for sharing this.

I also watched the little girl sing (on the extras to watch after the youtube clip ends). Another amazing talent.

Susan,
I KNOW!
I was in tears by the end of his performance, the first time I saw this video. He's had an amazing life, with years of bullying from the mean little bastards at his school and hiding in the school's music room to be safe from them. Then, a lot of serious health issues and dark times, when he thought that he was nothing at all, that he had no value and no reason to be here.
So, to see this video and know his story, then to have the privilege of seeing him in concert...amazing.
Ciao,
Brenda

HI Brenda,
Just wanted to say that those watercolors on the side of your blog are pretty inspiring

Angie,
You're kidding, right?
I mean, they are sketches and very rough ones at that. So, coming from you that's a huge compliment, Angie-master-artist-supreme-o!
Au 'voir,
Brenda

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