My adele story is quite similar to many of yours. I used to always put satellite radio on my tv when paying my bills...not really paying much attention to it...just to have some noise in the background. Anyway, one day I was doing my thing when suddenly I heard this voice. It was "Chasing Pavements," and I looked up to see who it was (which I never do)...Adele. So I wrote her name down, and continued about my business. Fast forward to about a year later, exact same scenario...this voice, who IS that? Adele again, singing RITD. I stopped everything I was doing and just listened. LOVED it!!! But once again, I didn't follow through and investigate this adele (still mad about that)! Third time's a charm...it was SLY, and I was floored. By the end of the song I was in tears, my stomach was in my throat, my soul was aching, and I had chills from head to toe.
I immediately started the youtube process that I'm sure we've all been through, absorbing everything adele and loving her more and more, minute by mnute, hour by hour, day by day...you get the point. Bought 21 first, then 19, and I don't know which I love more, they're so different and unique, and that voice...it just blows me away everyday. She has such beautiful phrasing and control, and it's so effortless. The depth of her talent is tremendous...a true gift from God.
Of course, to top it all off, there is Adele, the person. How can you not just love her? She's just a person like us with hopes, and dreams, and fears, and pain, and happiness, and laughter...just a person with this incredible talent. We are so lucky that she has chosen to share herself with us...to put herself out there, despite the sacrifices I'm sure she's had to make and the overwhelming attention she's endured. It's no wonder we daydreamers have this desire to be so protective of her. She is truly one of a kind.
"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding"