Here are two wonderful emails that were really meant for all of you. Please help me welcome new Flight Crew Members, Jim and Margaret.
It was Dr. Douglas’ anonymous quote I used last week when I took you on a “Sunday Stroll Through My Email”. He asked Ann (anncruise) what he needed to do to become a member of the Flight Crew. She always passes the really hard questions to me. I, of course, told him to just come to the site and start reading. Then I gave it some thought and decided there was a fee to join. It was not adopted by this board, but by you, the members who have paid dearly. So I told Ann to tell him to become a member of this ultra exclusive group, he needed to tell us how he first “met” Il Volo.
So… here are Jim’s lovely membership dues.
Dear Ms. Crider,
I’m honored that you posted a portion of my message to Anna, today on this site. I hope that I can support Il Volo on their journey in life. You see Ms. Crider, they are very dear to me. This trio beamed into my heart as a brilliant healing message of my Faith at a dark hour in my grief over losing my beloved mother in 2014. This past Christmas Eve, these kids, these boys, these beautiful young men, brought me great solace from the nave of the Assisi Cathedral in Italy, where they performed a Christmas Concert in 2013. It was my first introduction to Il Volo. Their pure and vibrant voices, the joy of their talent, their gift of music and song, the absolute genuine humility of their great love of God, their families, for each other, and for those in attendance was captivating and restorative to my soul. I wept openly, from the Source of Peace. I love them with all of my heart, Ms. Crider. Godspeed, Il Volo.
Respectfully, Dr. Jim Douglas
From new member Margaret to The Crew:
I love so many of the stories and articles that have been written by so many of you over the past few weeks. They are so heartfelt and express what so many of us cannot put into adequate words. In many cases, I have felt the same feelings and emotions listening to Il Volo and seeing how they are with their families, friends and fans. It has been wonderful to see them grow up before our eyes and also to see them travel to faraway places and share their experiences even though they are at times so busy and probably exhausted. God bless them and their families and also The Flight Crew.
Thank you for your warm messages. Welcome aboard. We’re happy to have you both with us.
So, Here’s your hat, here’s your ears, you’re an honorary Crew-ka-teer.
~Marie and the Flight Crew