Susan Boyle has touched people around the world. For all of us who have dreamed of fame, success, and accomplishment, she embodies those dreams. She made it and got to sing on stage for millions. Those of us who have written and re-written our Oscar acceptance speeches, visualized our names on book covers while we signed copies for admiring fans, seen our names in lights, heard applause for outstanding performances, placed our paintings in galleries, practiced interviewing guests on our talk shows, and spent our lottery winnings, Susan Boyle did it for us. That's why we can't help crying when we see the video of a middle-aged, middle-class woman singing beautifully and surprising everyone with her talent. She gives us hope, and we are thrilled for her.