As I sit here and watch another new Christmas movie on the Hallmark Channel, I am again, thrust into thinking about the guys… I am not sure what it is, but almost every Hallmark movie has me thinking about the guys. Perhaps it is because they seem to epitomize the same message that the Hallmark movies try to convey at this time of the year. This particular movie was about this lady in marketing that was often giving ideas to her boss and he took them as his own. Finally, she got brave enough and told the president that they were really her ideas. This last particular idea of hers was called “Christmas 365” – a marketing campaign for this particular client to spread the “holiday cheer” throughout the year and not just during the Christmas/holiday season.
So, as I sat watching this movie and feeling the warm tears spill over my cheeks at the end, as usual; I got to thinking that isn’t this what our Flight Crew site kind of does – come inside and “Share the Love?” All through the year, we post things about the guys doing things of charity. We post things that will cheer up someone that is not feeling well. Each day, we boost each others’ spirits with various pictures or by the comments we make from the posts.
Il Volo is just a beautiful example of spreading the warmth, joy, and happiness we all feel at Christmas and the whole year through. Do they realize they keep us going day to day and month to month? Every few days there is always something from them… a new story, a new project, hints of a new song or album, tour dates, or a new picture on their Twitter and Instagram accounts?
The classic editorial article of “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,” also reminds me of them. This editorial was written by Francis P. Church, way back in 1897. I believe most are familiar with this answer, but I don’t believe I had ever really read it before now. He states some very beautiful things in his answer, that reminds me of the guys. There is one particular paragraph, and I quote, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence.” As I read this I thought, could we not replace Santa Claus with Il Volo? How many of us would have such a dreary life, no awesome poetry written by the poetesses on this site, and no romance, whether real or imagined?
Il Volo are our Santa Claus, that is for sure! Do they not give of themselves to us each and every day of the year in some small way? And like Santa Claus, even if we have never had the chance to see them or touch them, we know they exist in our hearts, souls, minds, and dreams. And to us, we know they are real!
As Ilvolovers, we also spread their joy to others in promoting their music and having parties with all of our new friends we never knew 7 years ago!
In quoting his final paragraph to Virginia, “No Santa Claus! Thank God! He lives and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times 10,000 years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.” We can only hope that Il Volo will also carry on this enigma that is “3 Voices, 1 Soul” a thousand years from now and beyond, gladdening the hearts and souls of children from 1 to 102 – to quote another song….
So, yes, to all the Virginias out there, and everyone else as well –
there is a Santa Claus and ours is called Il Volo!
p.s. this passage is dedicated to my dear, friend, Virginia! 🙂