Posts Tagged ‘uplift’


June 17, 2009

There’s a stock market slump, prices higher at the pump and my throat’s got a lump!  It’s a “bad tears” day and I’m gonna’ put these droplets in reverse.   Gonna’ listen to a Susan Boyle video, let the “good tears” roll and release magical moments.

There are tears of joy that go on automatic when Scotland’s most famous spinster, Susan Boyle lilts of promise and dreams her dream…and I remember repeated tear sightings when obese and single, Kate Smith sang, “God Bless America”  with the USA at war, in the 1940’s.  Skinny Sinatra’s, “New York, New York” brings back, “my old neighborhood” tears and matronly Ethel Merman’s,  “:Everything’s Comin’ Up Roses” is a lifter that evokes “good tears.”  When the blues are catching, and dreams are touching there’s nothing like a good cry. 

Slow droplets on the face grow dreams of promise .  A dream is magical soil that produces blossoms in daylight. .  In times of emotional reactions to public crisis, it seems that unusually uplifting performers and unconditionally inspiring songs appear that change an emotional down-slump into a visual up-bump.

Broad figured women, Susan Boyle and Kate Smith are beauties who are attractive to the heart.  Kate Smith suffered sweet indignities late in her career.  Before a hockey game, fans yelled with love, “it can’t begin til the fat lady sings.”   On Susan Boyle’s initial performance on “Britain’s Got Talent”, she was ridiculed and that indignity turned into a public love affair too.  Ti’s said, “What you see is what you get.”   Bring on the “bad tears” ’cause you can’t believe everything you see.  Now, bring on the “good tears”, ’cause you often get more than you imagine. 

With my “bad tears” in reverse, I realize It’s not how you look, it’s the way that you do it in these teary times.  So, let the good tears roll-in from dreams and belief in America…with them come the the magical moments.