Saturday, June 4, 2011

Magnificently Moving!



I stumbled upon the above link tonight as I was reading someone's blog and whoa! ... I'm so glad I did. It's a video clip of the tv show: Britain's Got Talent. The man singing in the video is Jaime Pugh. He drives a van by day and delivers pizza at night. Or at least he did. Let's hope he's not anymore or at least earning a living with his voice talent. This video dates back to May 2009. His voice is absolutely extraordinary and amazing as he sings a stunning rendition of "Bring Him Home" from Les Misérables.

Les Misérables is a beautiful and evocative musical based on Victor Hugo’s original novel published in 1862. It takes place in 18th century France and it weaves extraordinary tapestry using contemplative themes of grace, legalism, human suffering, sacrifice, and love, both familial and romantic. The incredible contrast between grace and legalism that Victor Hugo paints in his story line is brilliantly impressive!

Back to Jaime Pugh. Jaime's performance and his reaction to the audience and judges moved me in a very surprising way. Yes, I cried. I was not expecting that at all, and then ... well it happened. The tears came. Surprise. Surprise. Those of you who know me well are not surprised. I'm quite tender-hearted and beautiful moments sometimes move me deeply. My heart smiled really big for him. It was incredibly moving and such an amazing moment in this man's life. 

Enjoy the video!

~Ruthie

Where there is fear, there is an opportunity to discover courage. ~ Author Unknown