My friend Alexandra has a post up about Jennifer Hudson singing the national Anthem at the Superbowl last Sunday. As Alex said, if you haven't heard it, take a minute to do so. Alex puts into words what's happening as Jennifer sings far better than I ever could.
The national anthem always gives me a rush. But, for me Jennifer Hudson reached deep down and made it go far past patriotism. She made it personal. She sang it like I feel it.
Sunday as Jennifer stood center field, I was thinking of what's happened in America and what's happened to this young woman this year. Millions of people were thinking of those things, too. Jennifer stopped the Superbowl frenzy for a couple minutes and made us put down the beer and chips, to listen and feel.