The Voice

DAVID ARCHULETA

Posts Tagged ‘spiritual giant’

A Picture Inspires a Thousand Words ~ David Archuleta

Posted by Angelica on Friday, February 24, 2012

I find this ex-treeeemly interesting. You would have to know the small town of Vernal, Utah, to really know why I’m amazed. It’s famous for it’s Dinosaur quarry, but that’s about it (well, and now Betty’s Cafe). It’s about a 3-4 hr. drive from SLC on the central-eastern side of the state. I just really wonder what David was doing out there in this small rural, farming town. They have a LDS Temple there that is a beautiful one, perhaps that’s why he went out. Because, then later, he tweeted about being in the ortho’s office and watching a movie on the ceiling screen. He just keeps his motor humming, on that fine tuned and well oiled machine, all the time. :)

“Betty’s Cafe head chef Lynda Oaks held up a menu that former American Idol contestant and soon-to-be missionary David Archuleta signed on his stop in Vernal on Thursday. A server at the cafe Dave Everett said he was impressed by Archuleta, and said he doesn’t see too many celebrities in the cafe. Regular customer of Betty’s Nancy Jensen Birchell said she spoke with the singer during breakfast and he admitted that he had visited the Vernal Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during his visit. Birchell said he was dressed in Sunday best and very nonchalant. “Who knew you’d see David Archuleta in Betty’s,” Birchell said. The pop singer later sent a message to his more than 2,200,000 followers Facebook about the Roosevelt and Duchesne restaurant China Star. Archuleta announced in December that he would serve a two-year proselytizing mission for the LDS Church.”

http://ubstandard.com/stories/Pop-singer-Archuleta-pays-visit-to-Basin,10432

Tawna

Tawna:

That picutre (in the link) of him at the table, with the sun all hazy around him, there – in the middle of nowhere – … it has a surreal feeling to it. Especially if you know how off the beaten track this is. Waaaaayyyyy out there in the middle of going to or from somewhere else.

He just sits there. Eating. Nonchalantly, as they say.

I don’t know of any picture or setting I have seen recently that so captures the elusive essence of DA like this one does.

Bluesky

He blows me away with all that he does. Grateful for his music and example. :D

MunkFOD

I find it so interesting that he is there alone and yet not alone. He is so enveloped in the light of goodness that it makes my heart pound and stand still at the same time. The photo is of value. It is so David — in this world, but not of this world.

Tawna

For me, it is like the out-of-focus image that I see here, matches with crystal clarity his image in my heart. He is, and always will be, just David.

Bluesky

That is the quality that I love most about him.

As I said above: I don’t know of any picture or setting I have seen recently that so captures the elusive essence of DA like this one somehow does.

“Beam me up, Scotty.”

Somehow this silhouette, in silence, without seeing the good-looks, without hearing the voice or being (benignly) beguiled by his open manner and ready smile, speaks volumes — If by “screaming” you mean it seems loud, I agree. Loud has never been so quiet.

Meditation on David:
I remember one time there was a picture of DA in a cross legged sitting pose that spurred us on to many a discussion about his qualities of spirituality. But this unassuming image seems to capture a feeling, an essence, a tide of color and light that quietly engulfs me.

Bluesky

Bluesky, yes loud, demanding my attention, bringing, no pulling me into his space, yes engulfing me. You’re good.

And that picture is good. And David is one of a kind.

Djafan

That pic is so out of this world. I was just thinking, if we didn’t know it was David in that pic, would we know it was him? Of course we would. He has the most strikingly beautiful and recognizable silhouette I’ve ever seen.

Bebereader

Check out the artist Jan Vermeer. This looks like one of his. (Except for the ketchup)

Poof

Bluesky, Thank you for being in my David world. This:
Somehow this silhouette, in silence, without seeing the good-looks, without hearing the voice or being (benignly) beguiled by his open manner and ready smile, speaks volumes — If by “screaming” you mean it seems loud, I agree. Loud has never been so quiet.
He knows he is never alone even though he is by himself. This picture speaks so much about him. For some reason, I am comforted by it. I’m not sad. I don’t feel like he’s about to be lonely. I don’t feel like crying looking at it. I’m gonna be OK. He’s gonna be OK. Phew!

Angelofdja

This picture had me gulping in air, and waiting to exhale. It is as astonishingly beautiful as the man himself.

Skydancer

The photograph, so soft and understated, reveals rather than conceals what lies within…a soul of pure beauty, brilliance and light. He gets up on a Thursday morning and drives to a Temple well off the beaten path. It is not the first time he has done this. For David, it is just another day in paradise.

Angelica

Posted in Art, David Archuleta | Tagged: , , | 107 Comments »

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 208 other followers

%d bloggers like this: