Monday, June 18, 2007

A Little Lump Of Coal, That Could Become A Diamond ~ Early Evening Thoughts

A dear blogger Nodrin King posted two of these videos on his blog (A Flat With A View) the other day. Having not been on the computer for anything other than work for several days, I missed his post ~ until today. Now, several Kleenex's later ~ I'm ripping borrowing his post and adding a little bit to it.

In the videos is a man ~ by his own admission ~ with little self-confidence, having been bullied in school, was always "different" making an astounding journey. I'm not going to say much more, I don't want to spoil your own discovery.

However, I will editorialize just a l i t t l e bit. In the first video watch the judges reactions to him as he says what he does for a living and what he is going to do as an audition. I see their reaction over and over again in life. And you know what? It's so shallow and condescending. Who are we to make any kind of judgment about someone until we know them?

Probably one of the most disappointing moments in a recent friendship was when this person told me they just simply couldn't be friends with a particular person anymore because their friends just weren't all that good looking. After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I had a few things to say ... I'll post more on that later. But being someone who always had difficulty regarding themselves as special, attractive or having a lot of self worth, these videos really spoke to me on a deep, deep level.

And remember the Kleenex's ... you WILL need them.

The audition: Where the title of this post comes from ~

The semi-finals:

The Finals: He sings the same song he sang for the audition ~

Thank you Nodrin ~ These videos made my day!!!!!!


j said...

Wd, I too can't stop reaching for my kleenex when I watch those videos. Watching Paul winning the contest brings a great joy to me because I rooted for him. So, I also wish you win against all odds and be the best manager in town. Turn around all the negativity and transform them into the greatest victory in your life. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely amazing!

Thank you so much for sharing this with us, you and Nodrin have both made my day!!

And yes, the kleenex box got a lot of use :)

Anonymous said...

(p.s. I hope you don't mind, but I've posted a link to you with an invite for my readers to come over and see this)

wd said...

Nodrin ~ Thank you for the encouragement and the kind words. I am also glad that he won the contest.

TLBL ~ Thanks for visiting, and I'm glad you enjoyed the post. And I'm highly flattered you linked to my blog! (I added you to my blog list as well!)