“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered.
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”
~A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh~
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Who’s Got the X-FACTOR?
On last nights X-Factor, there was a 36 year old single father named Jefferey who sang Hallelujah, by Leonard Cohen. What a beautiful song. But when Jeffrey belted out those sweet notes with his raspy lilt, he absolutely BROUGHT IT!
The audience was riled up over this hot new singer, screaming and yelling and eventually giving him a standing ovation. It was hard not to get caught up in the moment. I could feel myself swaying back and forth as I watched him. Further into the song, at it’s crescendo, Jeffrey hit notes that few would be able to, let alone hold them as strongly as he did. When he was done, you just didn’t want it to be so.
I’m pretty certain Jeffrey made Britney Spears cry. I know he made me cry! Tears of JOY, that is! When the song was over, all anyone wanted to do was push him through. Fortunately, he pulled that off with flying colors all on his own! No flash, pomp or circumstance. Just Jeffrey.
But the pinnacle moment occurred when Jeffrey’s very young son Taylor, ran out onto the stage and into his daddy’s arms. The crowd went wild as Taylor threw his hand up to the whole world, bravely smiling from his proud daddy’s arms and waved with all his might.
Demi Lovato (judge) hit the nail right on the head when she looked at little Taylor and declared “Your daddy is a ROCK STAR!”