9.06.2007

Heaven Has a New Tenor


Growing up in the Smith family, we always knew who the 3 Tenors were. But more importantly, we always knew who the best one was -- Luciano Pavarotti.
I'm in Utah for the week just hanging out with my parents and yesterday my mom announced suddenly and dramatically, "I heard the worst news today! Pavarotti is in and out of consciousness!" So this morning, I felt like the grim reaper when she walked in and I said, "Mom, Pavarotti died this morning." Her hand flew to her mouth and she became understandably upset. I mean, this is Luciano Pavarotti we're talking about here!
Over breakfast she said, "He was one of my idols ... I just can't believe it!" And then after a few moments of quiet thought, she asked, "Who is going to be your idol when you grow up?" Wait! I'm 29. I thought I had grown up. Apparently not. So, typical to my smart aleck personality, I said, "I already have an idol. It's Fantasia Barrino." (She did win American Idol after all. Doesn't she deserve my adoration as well? Okay, maybe not.)
Anyway, it really is sad and I do agree with my mom that today is a noteworthy and sad day in history.

7 comments:

Adrienne said...

Wendy made your page so pretty!! I like teh fall theme....

So I was wondering if mom knew the bad news yet; I just read it on the internet. That is sad, and 71 is not that old. And mom's devotion to opera helps her along in the "idol" department....Fantasia Barrino did overcome illiteracy and dyslexia so that makes her idol material for sure!

ali said...

well, can't say I keep up on the ongoings of the 3 Tenors, but I am sad for you and your musical family.
must be a dark day in the smith family.

long live fantasia....and kelly pickler..and the kid with really bad teeth....and the black girl from Flint, MI (3rd most dangerous city in US)...so many idols to choose from!

Jessica said...

That is so sad. My parents were both BIG fans. Speaking of 29, I'm 30 and I'm still waiting to grow up!?! Oh and I love the new look on your blog!!!

Rory and Ann Dee Taylor said...

The things you learn reading blogs.

I'm sorry to hear about Pavorotti's passing on. I wonder if Fantasia will have the same effect when she goes. It's great to peek at your blog from time to time. I've been wondering how you were doing. Feel free to peek in on mine. Be sure to leave a comment of two.

Cody and Nikell said...

I thought for sure your idol would be Bob Ice or Bo Bice and his tousled mane! Guess not.

Celia and Scott said...

Oh Nikell! You know me so well. I was hoping to keep that private. There goes the discretion.

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