One Soul with Love For the Holidays

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“Christmas Gift Suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, [good] service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.” ~~ Oren Arnold

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Hey, Everyone!
Has this holiday come up on all of you as fast as it has on me?  I’m usually a little bit behind, but this year, it’s ridiculous!  When I tell you that your Christmas card is in the mail, I’m totally telling the truth.

But I digress.

In looking for a little inspiration for this piece (I don’t ever seem to have an abundance of it at the time I need it…), I took a break from the craziness, ignored Marie’s plea to stop listening to Buon Natale until she can find her car in all the snow (I might be in a little bit of trouble for that…) and surrounded myself with the guys and their three voices but one soul.

I thought of the recent Yahoo interview when they tried to explain what they meant by that and how that feels when they are on stage.  They seemed to have a little difficulty trying to put that feeling into words, but that didn’t matter because I knew exactly what they were trying to describe…which made me think about all of us IlVolovers around the world and how different we all are, yet we have this one thing in common: we feel at one with Il Volo…which is demonstrated everyday here on this website.

And all of that made me wonder how all of you might be spending this holiday season.  I can think of a few holidays that are celebrated at this time of year,but while individual religious and/or familial traditions may differ, one aspect seems to transcend them all: love.  Love for family and friends and for our fellow-man in general.

We seem to put aside the typical things that separate us and willingly wish everyone well.  We think about things that we are blessed with and are reminded of which are most important to us.  We make a wish that everyone around the world is feeling the same, because it seems that everyone deserves to and should be happy at this time of the year.

During this season, we have one soul.

And in that spirit, we wish you and yours health, wealth (remembering that the richest among us can be the poorest of church mice) and most of all: Love.

We wish the same for you too, Gianluca, Piero and Ignzaio.  Buon Natale with love!

~~ Kelly2008-12-24_merry-christmas

27 thoughts on “One Soul with Love For the Holidays

  1. That was beautiful and well said..Merry Christmas to all and a healthy, happy New Year…

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  2. For no inspiration you wrote an incredible article. You have purely captured the full meaning of Christmas — family. coincidently the only thing the boys wanted for Christmas. I too understand the 3 voices, one soul, but would be hard put to place it into words. Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

    • Music as mean of dialog. S.Francis, was the first to create a nativity scene and started the tradition and as Myron correctly stressed was also the first to put in music his poem ‘Il Cantico delle creature’…

      At min 1.50 anticipation of the concert with the Boys singing Ave Maria.

    • Thanks so much for the link! I couldn’t find footage of the concert anywhere else. Buon Natale and Merry Christmas!

  3. Kelly, thank you! You have captured the true spirit of the season. And thank you mlla for the video – the concert at Assisi has got to be one of Il Volo’s very best. Those beautiful voices sound even better than usual there in the cathedral. Buon Natale to Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio – continue to enjoy your special time at home with family and friends. And happy holidays to all the Il Volovers here.

  4. Well said Kelly! Brava! I just got done listening to IL VOLO singing Ave Maria at the concert in Assisi and your sentiment seemed even more appropriate. If only we could all be as one soul on this planet! Buon Natale everyone!

  5. I want to wish everyone on this site a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed and Happy New Year! Kelly, you have said it so well that there is nothing more I can add except Amen!

    And to Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio I say: I hope your Christmas with your families is the best ever, and the New Year brings you more and more success in your dreams for the future!

  6. Merry Christmas everyone! I’m going to Midnight Mass tonight with my family and I will be thinking and praying for all of you and for Piero, Ignazio, and Gianluca. Buon Natale and Merry Christmas!:D

  7. Kelly… You have given us a perfect Christmas gift with your beautiful expression of the joy and the love of the season. Every word you said is so true, and it makes me appreciate even more all of us Flight Crew members, this blog, and the three we all love so much…. Our Boys! I feel as though all of us really ARE one soul!

    I want to wish each and every one of you MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THE HAPPIEST OF NEW YEARS!
    BUON NATALE, DEAR, DEAR GIANLUCA. IGNAZIO, AND PIERO.
    Helen

  8. Kelly, thank you for the beautiful sentiment. I wish everyone here a very Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy New Year!

    Piero, Ignazio, and Gianluca: I wish you, your families, and your friends, a most beautiful Christmas and for great things to come in the new year.

  9. Merry Christmas from Louisiana, Y’all. I haven’t posted in a long time, but I have been reading everything. I wish all the IL VOLOVERS here & everywhere all the joy & peace of the holiday season. Our Ladies of the Flight Crew Board have been so inspired & creative as we prepared for the holidays, as they always are anyway. Thanks to all of you, and all who contribute here. Love to Piero, Gianluca, & Ignazio.

  10. Hi everyone, yes it’s Christmas Eve, and I’m wishing all of you a blessed Christmas. After listening to the boys sing at Assisi my heart was so full of pride for them, and their families, that i began thinking of all the wonderful things that have presented themselves to them, and I began to write. Hope you don’t mind if I share.

    UNFINISHED SONG

    He thought of you; you were imagined in the mind of the Almighty God…….

    And in His time ,

    He brought you forth by the gentle, exquisite power of His touch, and while cradled in His arms, he whispered to his child words of unfathomable love,and of His longing to be with you forever. He wrapped you in the very essence of His nature, and blessed you with gifts to fulfill the plans He had for you. Into your heart, He placed mermurings known only to Him….and He waited.

    And in His time,

    He sent His Holy Spirit to awaken the passion held deep within, and with every beat of your heart, His mermurings became known to you, and the sweet melodies you heard, filled the air with words of praise, and expressions of love.
    He placed His hand on you, and drew you close.

    And in His time,
    And in His time,

    Three different voices, with one soul
    Three different singers, but one song
    ….. YOURS

    YES, WE WERE THOUGHT OF TOO, IN THE MIND OF ALMIGHTY GOD.

    BUON NATALE
    What gifts He gives to us.

    • Beautifully heartfelt and poetic, Kelly and Kitty!

      It was so sweet to hear Our Boys in the interview, talking about when they are in harmony together, expressing as one soul. So insightful and real to us each time we hear them!

      I’ve spoken with Divine Grace angels many times about IL VOLO. On December 14th, Divine Grace said many things to me, including…
      “There is so much that needs to be done…” [talking of The Boys’ demanding schedule, choices about which opportunities to pursue, their graciousness even when they are not feeling well, etc.]
      “send your trust, your respect”, your support that they “each can find their own piece/peace, their own purpose, their own willingness to love and be loved in just the right way.” [as they continue to grow up in the lime light]
      Divine Grace described IL VOLO as “this trinity that is so balanced and so meant to be.” [high praise! and don’t we all feel it?!]
      They referred to “the energy that comes through for the three of them which connects them to the grace of God.”

      And their music swells in our hearts and ripples out, as we find the grace to love and wish well for everyone. (Every day? not just at Christmas?)

      Deep gratitude to ALL for YOUR beautiful soul expressions!
      ~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

      • Jeanine we really do need to meet up one of these days. I think we have more than IL VOLO and Oregon in common!

      • Great news, Connie!

        I’m having an intention-setting and soaring into 2014 with IL VOLO gathering for friends old and new from 1-92 over at my Quaker Meeting in SW Portland, on 1-1-2014 from 11:11am to 1:11pm : ). Hope to get details out tomorrow, so email me at jrd1776@gmail.com

        Let’s play!

        And if there are other IL VOLO friends in the Portland, Oregon area, drop me a line!

        I’ve been excited to invite you and meet you, Connie. Hope New Year’s Day works!

        Did I surprise you?
        ~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

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