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BOIN ~ It’s Delicious! by Susan

Thank you, Ignazio and Fabio. You unleashed the color in the most delicious way!
This has been an exciting week on BOIN!
We started our week with Valentine’s Day and the symbol of love, two turtle doves.
The guys really got into Valentine’s Day! They used the turtle doves to draw us in and then asked the question “How will you spend this day of love?”
The turtle doves symbolize love and faithfulness, they mate for life, work together to build nests and raise their young together. Nothing more romantic than that!
Maybe Fabio was thinking about Noah and the creation of his family!
They followed that with a heart with one face. And the saying “Happy Singles party. May your other half arrive soon.” I think the idea of the post was that singles can be comfortable with their status. And if love comes along, that’s good too!
I saw the post as a heart waiting to be loved. I quoted, “I await you with such desire that my heart melts with love for you!” So, I’m a romantic!
I think Ignazio and Fabio are romantics too!
Then there were the ice cream cones. My thought is the ice cream cone in black and white left something to be desired! Could that be Color?
Finally, after a month of wondering and waiting, the Color begins!
I can’t think of a better way to express color! Who doesn’t like an ice cream cone and with sprinkles too! WOW, that certainly was scrumptious!
The colors were rich! They shook up our senses! They brought back summers on the beach and, beautiful, delightful treats!
I think the idea for gelato came from Ignazio. I don’t know how much Fabio likes it but, I do know Ignazio loves gelato and ice cream.
Time to introduce some new characters!
Our first character is a little guy with one arm torn off. “When you help others and, they take all of you!”  And the question, “Let us know, in the comments, if this ever happened to you.”
I think they were trying to say that sometimes you help people and, they take advantage of you! They tear you apart!
Or maybe they were using it as a metaphor on love. Love can tear you apart!
I will say the character in black and white caused quite a stir. Many thought he was so sad. But, when the COLOR showed up, he was a happy little guy! Isn’t it amazing what color can do?

After the question “Black and White or Color,” we found out that it was almost an even split. So, Fabio and Ignazio informed us that BOIN will continue in Black and White but will definitely continue to bring us Color! It’s only right that they should continue in Black and White. It’s their signature! The minute Black and White comes up on Instagram, we know there’s a new post from BOIN!
Remarkable that Black and White can attract more attention than Color! Bravo guys!
And, then there was the little pig. In Black and White he reminded me of an old piggy bank!
Odd that, in color, he was dripping in ice cream!
Someone is obsessed with ice cream, Ignazio!!!

Well ladies, today the guys gave us a nod! They introduced us to a valuable BOIN Crew member. In her elegant Black and White business suit, Daisy, proudly represented all of us out there!
Daisy also proved that ladies know how to have fun! After work, she stepped out in her lovely yellow and green ensemble with a beautiful petal white necklace! ! “Isn’t She Lovely!” Maybe she’ll meet the love of her life! You go girl! And you go ladies to @boincollection to FOLLOW the achievements of all the BOIN Crew Ladies!
So, the guys spent the week telling us that we can find love or lose love in many different ways!
In the person who shares Love with us! In the family we create from Love! Or in the scrumptious Ice Cream that we Love! And they remind us that Love can be lost but it can always be found again! No matter how you say Love, It’s Delicious!

 

Credit to owners of all illustrations.

IL VOLO in Black and White by Daniela

A few days ago, IL VOLO attended the CALL TO UNITE event.

In connection from their homes Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, have chosen the beautiful AVE MARIA MATER MISERICORDIAÈ, here is the video, for those who have not yet been able to see it or for those who do not have Facebook.

Guys, what a shiver, this song is magnificent and hearing it in these moments, where we are all distant, moves us so much.

Their voices go straight to our hearts. What other message could be more effective to send to the world, at this moment, than this beautiful prayer!

In addition to the beautiful song, we appreciate the simple and effective video shot in black and white, the mix of which I believe was made by Ignazio.

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Sometimes black and white gives us infinite shades of spectacular gray, which seems to give even more effect at the moment, which is thus immortalized.

So let’s enjoy this beautiful roundup of black and white photos!

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And after so many beautiful black and white images, we end up with a touch of color.

On the beautiful song GRANDE AMORE for the umpteenth time, a cover was made, this time by the country of Ukraine. For some reason, Piero and Gianluca came to know about this version and personally congratulated those who performed their song.

The compliments of Piero.

Gianluca’s compliments.

What can I say guys, the Ave Maria Misericordiaè was really a beautiful surprise, which makes us even more proud of you.

And what can we add to your umpteenth demonstration of altruism, complimenting the Ukrainian version of Grande Amore?

We love you! ❤️❤️❤️

Daniela

 

Credit to owners of all photos.

Il Volo: Off Stage ~~ Life in Black and White

Hey Everyone!

Welcome to this edition of Il Volo — Off Stage…but not really.

Today, I’m feeling a little…abstract…maybe.  That isn’t the exact word that I’m looking for, but I think that for the concept of this article, that’s OK.

I’ve been inspired by the Black and White Facebook Challenge that is currently going on.  For those of you that use Facebook, you might have seen it.  The one where someone posts one black and white photo that depicts their life, no people, no explanation included, for 7 days?  It’s been so interesting to see my friends’ and acquaintances’ lives through the medium of black and white photos.

Black and white pictures speak to me.  Of course, I love to see a beautiful picture in full color.  It speaks of life in full bloom, you know?  Vibrant and present; in the moment.  Like the way we’re supposed to (and I’m trying to learn to) live life.  But Black and Whites speak of a fullness of life in a different way.  In a way that draws us in and makes us see the subject in a deeper, more meaningful way.  In a way that makes me want to know the story, the feelings behind them.  Is there happiness?  Love?  Fear?  Loss?  What makes the picture mean what it does?

So, instead of “life in color,” let’s live a little in black and white.  I chose a few random photos of Il Volo in this medium, and would like to know what you see.  Choose one of the photos  — or more than one  —  and tell us what you think.

Have a great weekend!

~~ Kelly


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