Sunday, August 23, 2009

I confess

I love talent shows. I know they are orchestrated to make for good television but they are also, despite the artifice, an honest manifestation of the good and the bad in human nature. Naked, undisguised ambition. Frequent and alarming examples of a complete lack of self-awareness. An expert judge anointing someone with what we all secretly dream of hearing: Yes. I confirm your suspicions. You have a gift. This is what you were meant to do. The process of watching someone come into full bloom. Most of all, the excessive, joyous, almost overwhelming amount of talent in the world. The fact that there is no shortage of that fills me with hope.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would like to know
a) who made a leap like that and
b) how the photo was taken.
Absolutely astonishing. And yes, the world is full of talent. But what to do with it? There's the rub.