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Thursday, February 5

Amira Willighagen

Now and then we're reminded of mankind's potential, of the occasional genius with eidetic memory like Einstein and his ilk, of child prodigies who, without any training, can sit at a piano and play any music they've just heard, or can pick up a violin and play like an angel. A friend of mine just sent me the YouTube video of a young girl in Holland who won their 2013 Holland's Got Talent contest. Neither the judges nor anyone who sees this video can believe what comes out of this lovely nine-year-old girl's mouth. You have to see it to believe it, and then you still might think it's just some elaborate hoax. How, you think, can this beautiful child without any vocal training sing as though she's an accomplished opera star? Her name is Amira Willighagen. And I can't wait to see what she becomes as she grows up. Oh, please, dear Lord, don't let her get a swelled head and become a nasty woman who thinks the world owes her everything. Let her become the beautiful woman with the remarkable voice. Let her show us all what the future might hold for mankind if we can somehow keep from killing ourselves. All right. Just listen and you'll see what I mean.
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