We have an ice cream shop called ColdStone Creamery, that sells three sizes of cups for you to choose from as to how you would like your indulgence served up to you.
1. LIKE IT
2. LOVE IT
3. GOTTA HAVE IT
As I was standing in line trying to make this most important decision looking at all of the to die for ice cream concoctions —I suddenly realized these three choice sizes perfectly fit my NEED for Il Volo in my life! As you can tell, these three guys jump into my mind frequently. Does not matter what I am doing at the time.
I LIKED IT from the very start. Seeing them on the Detroit PBS special, I liked what I saw and heard. How could anyone not LIKE three such adorable, handsome, down to earth kids with voices of men beyond their young ages? I have always LIKED hearing beautiful music… symphony, opera, blues, you name it. I credit my love of music to some wonderful teacher in high school who taught us Music Appreciation. Little did I realize back in the day how those lessons would stay with me for a life time. I LIKED hearing their beautiful music in any language, but the fact that this quality of music was coming from such young boys made it all the more intriguing. I LIKED the fact their parents were traveling with them, knowing the value of having that guiding presence close by.
It did not take long before LIKE IT turned into LOVE IT. A LOVE of watching them grow and change and evolve into a phenomenon I’d not seen before. A LOVE for listening to them learn our language in front of a camera and not being intimidated or shy away from expressing themselves. This showed great courage on their part. I would not dream of getting in front of an Italian camera and attempt to speak their language! Each guy has shown us how they can master anything they set their mind to. My LOVE IT list is endless...their music, respectful manners, dedication, joking around, interactions with audience, how they stay in touch via social media, genuine and pure hearts…when they glance over at each other during a song and watch the other one sing his part, the love and dedication to their style of music, the way they treat their families and the superb values learned at young ages. I LOVE IT when they show genuine love and respect for all ages from babies to grandmotherly types like myself!
GOTTA HAVE IT
I’m not sure how long it took me to morph into the GOTTA HAVE IT size. Maybe a nanosecond after entering the LOVE IT size! I NEEDED to hear their voices sing to me everyday, to check in on social media and the Flight Crew site to see what they were up to, to pre-order each new CD and DVD the moment Amazon would let me and to climb what ever mountain or obstacle stood in my way to see them in concert and Meet and Greets as often as I could!
At this point in my life the GOTTA HAVE IT size is the only size I need. So what size fits YOUR needs?
Photo credits to Images for Il Volo