Monday, February 7, 2011

Christine Aguilera's Embarrassing Moment

Every once in a while, if we're lucky, God gives us a spoonful of humility. I only saw the replay, but I loved the look on the face of fellow behind her on the left when Aguilera sang "what so proudly we watched at the twighlight's last gleaming".

Have you ever been in the middle of a Rosary with a group and when it's your turn for the decade, flubbed up on the Hail Mary? I have! (And, I've seen it happen a lot to others).

I get how it could happen with the Star Spangled Banner with all those people looking at you.

But... the woman has got to do something with the bright yellow disheveled mop on her head. The body is a temple and every woman should honor the beauty God endows us with. Not in a flaunting or teasing way or sexual way - but your look should say you respect the tabernacle of your animus.

That is all.


Dymphna said...

A while back at my parish we had a living rosary with each one of us being a bead. I've been saying the Hail Mary since I was 8 or 9 but when it came time to speak it out loud as a living bead I got nervous. I say give the woman a break.

Carol McKinley said...

Amen to that

Maggie said...

I don't care what the singer of our National Anthem looks like, as long as he remembers that it isn't about him. It is not a pop song, but an anthem that belongs to all the people, living and dead, and the performer has no right to impose his own emotional impact on 330,000,000 people. Everyone sings or listens to the Anthem with his own emotional reaction. It is not a performance. We don't need a pop version, a bee-bop version, a jazz version, a country-western version, we don't need instruction in patriotism by the singer. We need to hear the words speak for themselves. No one is listening just to praise the "performer", and, if there is applause and appreciation shown, it is for the nation, not the singer. Let's hope that this will be a moment for this young woman to learn humility. It is not about her. It is about something a whole lot bigger than she, and it's time that she and all those "interpreters" of the Nation's Anthem learn that lesson. (It goes without saying that, when the person recognizes his place in the universe, he will step on the field with a respectful, well-groomed (head to foot) appearance.)