Andrea Bocelli: My inspiration

An inspiration to me …Andrea Bocelli – an inspiration to me, since my teenage years. I will tell you this much right now – if I ever had the chance to meet him, I don’t know what I would do!! I am sure you can figure out why he’s such an inspiration to me, but if not, keep reading on…

Isn’t it ironic that I fell in love with his music before I knew I would be losing my vision? I remember listening to his music, over and over, and later after I was diagnosed with Usher Syndrome (loss of vision and hearing), I listened to his music even more.
I remember listening to him, his beautiful voice, and it made me think, “Damn, if he can do it, then I can do it!” He married, had children, became successful, and lives his life.

He inspired me in my times of darkness, to keep pushing forward.
You see, when we are going through rough times – knowing that we are not alone and that there are other people who may be experiencing the same thing – it can bring us hope, and something to look forward to. It brings light to our world … just as Andrea Bocelli did mine. I would listen to and watch his videos, on repeat…

Especially more recently, his first ever duet with his son, Matteo, and now – my most favourite song! 😍
“Fall On Me”

The first time I heard this song, I admit it, I got really emotional. I remember my girls watching me, and I just looked right back at them, intently, letting the tears flow!
As a mother, watching Andrea and Matteo – the way they showed their unconditional love – not only with their voice, but also by their touch. The passionate expressions on their faces… it seriously blew me away!
I can relate to this song, not only because of our similarities with our vision loss, but also the fact that we are both parents.

“Fall on me
With open arms
Fall on me
From where you are
Fall on me
With all your light
With all your light
With all your light”

This verse really hits me as I think about how I will always be there for my babies. I will always guide them, no matter what happens. No matter where I am, no matter where they are. And I know, they will do the same for me. Just as my mother and father do for me, and as I do for them. ❤️

Unconditional love. Through any sickness. Through any challenge. This is so important in our families today. This is so important when we are around the people we care about, the ones we love.

Here are the full lyrics (in English) for your ease of reference:
[Verse 1: Matteo Bocelli]
I thought sooner or later
The lights up above
Will come down in circles and guide me to love
But I don’t know what’s right for me
I cannot see straight
I’ve been here too long and I don’t want to wait for it
Fly like a cannonball
Straight to my soul
Tear me to pieces and make me feel whole
I’m willing to fight for it and carry this weight
But with every stepI keep questioning what is true

[Chorus: Matteo Bocelli]
Fall on me
With open arms
Fall on me
From where you are
Fall on me
With all your light
With all your light
With all your light

[Verse 2: Andrea Bocelli]
Soon you will find what your heart wants to know
Don’t give up hope for I know you are close
And all you have ever dreamed, wished you could ever be
Is waiting to find you wherever you go
Believe in yourself, ever step that you take
Know I am smiling with pride everyday
My love will forever be, stronger than stone
Don’t be afraid you are never alone

[Chorus: Both]
Fall on me
With open arms
Fall on me
From where you are
Fall on me
With all your light
With all your light
With all your light
With all your light

[Bridge: Both]
I close my eyes and I’m seeing you everywhere
I step outside
It’s like I’m breathing you in the air
I can feel you’re there

[Chorus: Both]
Fall on me
With open arms
Fall on me
From where you are
Fall on me
With all your light
With all your light
With all your light

I hope you take the time to really listen to this song, and let it take you to another world, as it did me…
“Let’s untangle our mind, and set it free…”

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