“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
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!