No, I haven’t lost my mind. Well, it may have gone missing for a few days. I eventually found it, curled up in the corner on the couch, wearing my I ♥ David Archuleta t-shirt, crying into its ice tea. I patted it, hugged it and told it this:
Me: “We are the picture of patience.”
My brain: “What?”
Me: “You know, patience.”
My brain: “You mean like mental patients right?”
Me: “LOL NO! well…..NO! patience with the letter C!”
My brain: “I don’t think so. I don’t believe you.”
Me: “Really?? Let me go over some things you have done and you tell me if they required patience……
How long did you vote/text for him on Idol? How many days/times/hours?
How hard did you vote/request/promote Crush?
How many hours did you spend on countless polls with his name on them?
How long did you wait after Crush to hear him on the radio again? And what happened when that didn’t happen? Did you give up hope?
How many hours did you spend blogging, thinking, watching YouTube, worrying, meeting new friends, going to concerts, saving money?
How long have you waited in line to see him? How far have you travelled?
How many times have you prayed for him?
How many nights have you stayed up waiting for a twitpic or video from his latest appearance?
How many months/years have you waited to see him live in your town? How about the fans that have never seen him live yet? How long have they waited?
How many hours have you spent learning about charitable causes he told you about?
How long have you waited for him to achieve the level of success that you hope for, that you think he deserves?
How long have you known that he gives 1500% all the time?
How many times has he inspired you by following his heart? How many times does your heart faint when he hits a glory note?
How does this all add up? What kind of measurement can you use to determine the length, depth, and magnitude of love and investment you have put into this?
I know you are sad because you will miss him. You imagine the worst-that you will not hear from him for two years. Understand this my dear, music is in him. He said he’s coming back to music. We will hear from him and or his team while he is away. I believe that he keeps us in his heart always as we do him. We are the most patient people on the planet. It is who we are, it is what we do. It is what we will continue to do. He may be going to a different address for a while, but he is always right there with you.”
My brain: “Thanks. I needed that. But can I keep the shirt?”