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    David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.[6] When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2.[6] In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol.[7] In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes.

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On Things Lost and Found

Posted by Abrra on Saturday, June 12, 2010

For whatsoever from one place doth fall,
Is with the tide unto another brought:
For there is nothing lost, that may be found, if sought.

–Edmund Spenser, V. II. xxxix. 4-8 The Faerie Queene

“Sometimes I wonder what I lose with growing up,
And sometimes the notes are sad —

Maybe, if I sat further from the percussion section
I could hear the notes more clearly
And the melody would have more meaning.

And if I got close to the conductor,
The whole symphony could flow through me
And wash me free of fear –
Through love of life!

Sometimes I wonder what I lose with growing up.”

Life can sometimes seem ‘less than’ or ‘more than’ or ‘different than’ what we had thought it would be. It can just pile up and over the bright thing that made it seem worthwhile and wonderful and immediately precious when we were young.

I wrote the above poem when I was twenty-one. I began to realize that I could lose touch with that which made my inner life worthwhile, those visions that seemed to resonate with my truest self.

In the last two years I have learned something new. Another person, totally unknown to me, can, with no volition on my part, turn on the switch that lights up that inner world and show it to me again in all its peace, purity and wonder: David Archuleta.

David, keep singing and remind me once again that there is that other place, the one I know of and trust in and anchor myself to. … I am continually surprised that you can access with sound what comes to me in silence. … Smiting my momentary forgetfulness with joy.

Remind me of the amazing feeling that you first generated in me and what a shock of surprise it was.  I think some of what caused that complete and utter defenselessness, that piercing joy, was the sense of knowing, the recognition, the realization for me that there really was a “Black Stallion”, a “Wizard in the land of Oz” and magic kingdoms; the Bishop really existed and so did his silver candlesticks; Jean Val Jean rests in the arms of angels.

David sings to my deepest joys. His joy knows mine. He is able to look me in the eye and assure me of the verity of my truest dreams, the reality of my hearts wonder.

So…. the only conclusion I can come to after all is this:
I haven’t lost it.

Thanks, DA.

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154 Responses to “On Things Lost and Found”

  1. pabuckie said

    BlueSky4home: I woke up this morning thinking: for someone who has reignited & rejuvenated MUSIC TO MY EARS — David I want to say THANK YOU! Then, I come here and read THIS!!
    Spooky, huh?!!

    Beautifully said and the pictures – WOW!
    Loved this — “I am continually surprised that you can access with sound what comes to me in silence.” and this:

    “David sings to my deepest joy” He also sings to my “deepest pain”. He touches all the emotions inside of me. So I think to myself it’s really not odd that I go spazzing for him when I see him or hear him. I feel “jubilant” “exhilarated” beyond belief!! It’s like he brought music back into my soul and makes me feel ALIVE again!

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts.

    And, Congratulations David for your book being #15 on the New York Times Best Seller List! I bet he never imagined when he was working at that Murray Utah Amphitheater that two years later he would also be a Best Selling Author!! I’m so happy & proud for him and proud to be his FAN!

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  2. betsy said

    Bluesky, you are insanely talented.
    Thanks for sharing it.

    “David sings to my deepest joys. His joy knows mine. He is able to look me in the eye and assure me of the verity of my truest dreams, the reality of my hearts wonder.

    So…. the only conclusion I can come to after all is this:
    I haven’t lost it.”

    This.

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  3. River said

    This post was the perfect read to start my day. It’s been tough lately at work and David and his whirlwind has been keeping me going. Talk about uplifting!! It’s more than the music that carries me, I have to believe it’s the spirit & the intent. I consider it one of my greatest gifts & I’m so grateful for it. Keep writing these musings. You never know whose heart you’re touching. I believe that David knows and that’s behind every single thing he does.

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  4. YJfanofdavid said

    Bluesky,
    Your words are as golden as David’s voice. The feeling of “utter defenselessness,” of “piercing joy”… “there really was a ‘Black Stallion’, a ‘Wizard in the land of Oz’ and magic kingdoms; the Bishop really existed and so did his silver candlesticks; Jean Val Jean rests in the arms of angel.”

    You really are the Poet Laureate of the Archu-fandom!

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  5. archiesfan4life said

    Bluesky, what a beautful article – just what I needed after a very stressful week – thank you! You are so talented.

    I am overwhelmed thinking about all the changes in my life in these 2 1/2 years and I owe a debt of gratitute to not only David, but his fans who are able to put into words what I cannot – I have learned so much from all of you and I have found strength and courage I didn’t know existed within me.

    Thank you to all who share their amazing talents!

    Have a wonderful weekend! {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

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  6. pabuckie said

    So I couldn’t wait to wake up today and get my copy of the BOOK REVIEW from the NY Times. Felt like Christmas to me and guess what? NOPE! David’s BOOK is not – I repeat NOT on the List.

    It lists the top 16 Fiction & NonFiction books and NOPE it’s not there!

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  7. FG said

    Oh sweet mercy bluesky! Thank you. That was beautiful. It is so hard to put into words but you have done it! His gift is so rare and special.

    From COS page 136 “My fans were not simply fans; but instead a group of people who, for some reason or another, decided to unconditionally believe in me.” and page 176 “More than fans, they felt like a team of morale boosters who would always be around to remind me of my worth.”

    Guh. I love that he gets us. If I had 16 hours with him, I’d try to explain the ‘some reason or another’. But he’d just smile and say ‘awwww thanks’.

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  8. FG said

    Pabuckie isn’t this it?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/20/books/bestseller/besthardnonfiction.html?ref=review

    Looks like it is dated 6/20 not 6/13

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  9. pabuckie said

    NEWSFLASH – So I found out it’s not in this Sunday’s paper but WILL BE in NEXT SUNDAY’S. Thank the Lord for small miracles.
    Can’t take these disappointments anymore! LOL Patience. Patience. Patience. haha

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  10. Nanaweize said

    Ahhhhhhhh…wise words this morning Bluesky! Thank you!

    I’ve decided there are some mighty talented people her on the Voice! Don’t you all agree?

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  11. Nanaweize said

    Whoops..I meant to say “here on the Voice” not “her on the voice!” Oh my…my mind was ahead of my fingers!

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  12. Abrra said

    Bluesky
    “the realization for me that there really was a “Black Stallion”, a “Wizard in the land of Oz” and magic kingdoms”

    I will add “and Ruby Slippers that can take you home anytime you wish”

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    Thank you for a good read today.We can decide what makes us happy. David is near the top of my list of all things happy. Who can look at his face or listen to him sing and not be transported by those magical slippers (songs)?

    FG

    “My fans were not simply fans; but instead a group of people who, for some reason or another, decided to unconditionally believe in me.”

    I got inspired by that quote and made a new slide show. Watch for it on the left top sidebar soon.

    Abrra

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  13. jana said

    This is so eloquent. Thank you for saying so beautifully what we have all been experiencing for the past 2+ years. David has taught us to “hear the music” in more ways than one! Thank you,David!

    And thanks Bluesky.

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  14. pabuckie said

    Oooooooooh!!

    Photobucket

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  15. Marylee said

    “His joy knows mine”…so simple & so true ~beautifully written!
    Thank you, Bluesky for reminding us of what draws us to this beautiful, gifted young man.

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  16. FG said

    Abrra – I look forward to your new slideshow. 🙂

    Angelica – did you ever listen to this song and consider a video?

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  17. FG said

    Abrra – it is wonderful just like you! 🙂

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  18. emifriend said

    So beautiful Bluesky– There is something so precious and powerful about “Wonder” when it is mixed with “hope” and “goodness” and “kindness” and “strength” and “purity” and all that David brings to us. Wonder is almost like daring to believe in all things good and David has the competence and strength, perseverance and faith to show us the truth of all the good things. And we fans, we show up for it, with hearts and ears eager to hear. We have been thirsty for so long for Wonder and David shares his fountain of youth and Wonder with us. Somehow, with song and words (spoken, tweeted and written) and with kindness and simple love, David invites us in and shows us where Wonder is ( Wonder is in the present tense too) and how to access it, again. David feeds the thirst, and ignites and fans the flame of Wonder in us. This time I just know it’s for good. I won’t forget Wonder, and I have no intention of letting go of it again.

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  19. emifriend said

    I guess what I mean to say is, with David, we begin by standing AMAZED in Wonder at his talent, , and he invites us in and we get filled with Wonder (ie: wonderful) and it’s all just so.. Wonderous!

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  20. emmegirl said

    bluesky, I am awed. Wonderfully beautiful post! And your poem penned at 21 that is now so apropos. I envy your gift. Your every word here blows me away.

    Abrra, aaahh, your *Ruby slippers* – the perfect touch.

    And David, thank you for your uncanny ability to inspire – we are all such fortunate benefactors.

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  21. Angelica said

    Abrra Kadabrra,

    Beautiful slideshow. Finally got it posted. Sorry, but Saturdays I sleep in and had no idea what you had wrought overnight. Nicely done and fits so well with Bluesky’s article.

    Bluesky,

    For so long I’ve wanted to publish this article but then a certain best-selling author came out of hiding for his book signing tour. I knew that would blow everything else off the site and I wanted to wait till things settled down so that your article would get the attention it deserves.

    What you describe so beautifully here is what so many of us have gone through. Somehow the sense of wonder and awe gets lost amid all the drama and drudgery of real life. We wonder if what we once felt so passionate about is still true and then we stop wondering even that. We stop wondering at all. Then along comes a shy young man and his voice takes us to that infinite, limitless place again and all the joy comes flooding back. You’re right, we never really lost it at all.

    At the VIP in Lafayette I included in my gift bag to David a card telling him what he had done for me. It was much along the lines of what your article is about…how he had essentially given me back my joy. I wrote to him, “That is no small gift to give to another human being.”

    Thank you for expressing so marvelously what so many of us feel.

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  22. emifriend said

    Yea Bluesky, What Angelica said!!Thank you!

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  23. bebereader said

    Bluesky: Bravo! Thank you for this beauty! It’s so pure and relevant. You nailed it; David touches the deepest part of our souls. He lifts us with a sense of hope and the courage to move ahead. There’s a good reason we play his music when we’re feeling blue; his voice is a mood elevator. He brings us a special kind of joy that is hard to find. How do you thank someone who has done this for you? What can we give him in return except our unconditional support, forever?

    To Abrra, the Queen of Slideshows! Please never stop making them! You have the ability to bring together the right song with the appropriate pictures.

    Since I only have the two-minute version of “When You Believe”, this full version was a treat. Listen to David’s phrasing; the man is a musical genius! It boggles the mind that he did this insanely professional record-worthy song in the middle of the hectic pace that is American Idol! In COS he revealed how little sleep he got, between choosing, learning, rehearsing plus school. Yet all the contestants had to record the studio version of each song they performed on the show. Listening to this song it’s plain to see that back then David was, without a doubt way ahead of all the other contestants.

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  24. Angelica said

    I was up late last night when David’s tweet came that he just found out about making it to the NY Times bestseller list. He was so excited! I had to go there and congratulate him.

    Just found this on WikiAnswers when I googled.

    Who is the youngest author to make the new york times best seller list?

    The youngest author to make it on the NY Times Bestsellers List is Francoise Sagan for his book Bonjour Tristessee in 1955. He was 20.

    JK Rowling is the youngest solo author to make it on the list at the age of 34 for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in 1999.

    Pardon me while I spaaaaaaaaaaaaazzzzzzz!!!!!!!!

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  25. bebereader said

    David’s new blog!

    Hey all! Just thought I’d give an update with what’s been going on lately.

    Since the book is now out, I’ve been doing book signings! The ones in New York and New Jersey were awesome! I also got to do one in Minnesota at the Mall of America and ride some of the indoor rides they have in the mall. Pretty fun stuff! I then got to go back home for a couple of Utah book signings. The first one was in Salt Lake City, and the second one was in Orem. They were both great! It was fun being surprised by people I knew coming by and seeing them in line haha. It’s been so neat getting to see everyone after such a long time being under a rock recording and writing. Thanks so much to all of you who have been coming out to the signings!

    The next book signing that I have coming up will be in Rexburg, Idaho June 17th. It’s this coming Thursday and it will be at Noon at Deseret Book. So if you’re in the Idaho area you should come on by and say hi! I’ll also be having a show in Rexburg June 19th which is a week from today. The next little bit will be focusing on that as it’s been a while since I’ve done a show lol. Who knows… there might be some fun things for you guys to listen to ;). But it should be a fun time! I can’t wait to do a show again!

    This week I also got to go to Washington D.C. for Children’s Miracle Network’s Champions Across American program. I left straight after my Orem book signing, and at the airport headed to the security line I ran into David Cook. It was quite the coincidence as we were joking that we’d run into each other at the airport, since he was coming in to do a show in SLC and had texted me asking if I’d be there that night. I told him I was leaving that night so we didn’t think we’d see each other. But lo and behold, there he was with his peeps. lol. It was great seeing all of them.

    The Champions Across American program is a program that honors kids who’ve overcome some pretty amazing trials and challenges. They bring a child from each state that has gone through these medical difficulties to Washington D.C., and what AMAZING kids they are! If you want to know a little more about what this program’s about here’s a link:

    http://www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org/ChampionChild.aspx?id=150

    I got to do interviews with a lot of the Champions, and it was really neat getting to hear their stories and how they are able to keep such positive attitudes, and how strong and high of spirits they have. It really was incredible and humbling to hear what they have to deal with, and how they still stay tough and are such fighters. They really taught me how no matter how low or far you may seem to plummet in tough situations, life is still SO valuable, and is a blessing that we are all able to have! It made me realize how much I took so many things for granted and that I needed to start looking at things differently.

    After the interviews, we were all able to go to the White House and take a tour of it. It was great getting to see all of the kids and mingle with them and their families, and the White House is a pretty cool place to do that. Miss America, Caressa Cameron, was also there, and she was a really sweet gal. She was really great with all the kids, and we both sang songs for the kids as we were waiting to get the group pictures taken. It was so much fun! haha. We also had the chance to meet President Obama which was totally awesome. He was also great with the kids.

    When we were finished at the White House, we all went to a Nationals vs. Pirates baseball game that evening. I sang the National Anthem, and one of the Champion kids got to throw the first pitch. It was all just a blast! I didn’t want to leave! lol. It was a real privilege getting to hang out with that many incredible kids all at once in a single day. You’ve got to look at some of pictures and stories on the website above. It really is a difference meeting them in person because you just feel their tough spirits and positive energy, and see that they’re still just kids. It’d still think it’d be great for you guys to see how despite what these kids have gone through and still go through, they are making a difference and show that you can keep an optimistic view of life and have an impact on so many others.

    Children’s Miracle Network really is an amazing foundation. It’s raised over $4 BILLION dollars for kids and hospitals, and has changed MILLIONS of these kids’ lives, along with their families. Thank you so much to everyone there for all that you have done for these kids, and also to Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club for the support they show. You can really make a difference just by donating one dollar, because that’s what so many of the donations are. Just ONE dollar. Thanks to everyone who has also supported hospitals and people who really struggle with things. It was a real honor getting to hang out with such special and amazing kids.

    Well I guess I’ve talked enough, so I’ll be heading out. I am back in Utah today! It’s a great day to be back. The weather has been a little dark and it’s been raining, but I’ve actually kind of enjoyed it. The rain has made things really green here. There have been problems with flooding here which has been pretty crazy, but hopefully things will be all right. I’ll talk to you guys later!

    Song for the day: Earth – Imogen Heap
    Another amazing song by the amazing Imogen 🙂

    http://www.facebook.com/notes/david-archuleta/new-message-from-david/401541444142

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  26. bebereader said

    Hmmm. Did y’all catch David’s wink when he talked about the Rexburg show next week?:

    “Who knows… there might be some fun things for you guys to listen to 😉 . But it should be a fun time!”

    He’s up to something. Can you feel it?

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  27. pabuckie said

    Yes I caught the wink! I feel he might sing IF I COULD ONLY BE at Rexburg and perhaps 1 or 2 other “new” songs. Perhaps the record label is feeling out our reactions to songs to see what to put on the album in September.

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  28. emmegirl said

    In the “somethingpitchy” interview they were talking about songs from the 90’s they wished he would cover and he mentioned looking for some covers if they had any suggestions, wonder if it was for the Rexburg concert. And we can’t wait for you to do another show either David!

    …and, great blog David!

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  29. FG said

    Angelica – found this dang it – maybe he isn’t the youngest?

    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=37339664

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  30. FG said

    of course hers was Fiction….

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  31. Angelica said

    FG,

    Oh well that must be newer news than what is on the net answers right now. Yes, hers was fiction and David and Harry Potter are reality. Wizard.

    I did listen to the Anita Baker song. meh. Can’t work with that. But let me know if you think of something else. Always open to suggestion. How are YOU doing? email me?

    Bebe,

    Yes I did see that little wink. He’s UP to something for sure. I thought so when he tweeted yesterday, “Getting ready for a show I have coming up next week! I’ll be doing a show for BYU Idaho Spirit Week in Rexburg, Idaho June 19th! Can’t wait!”

    And I’m thinking when I read it, since when does he have to “get ready” for a show that he’s doing all the same songs he’s done hundreds of times before and which he can sing at the drop of a hat a Capella? Nanana…he’s up to something. 😉

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  32. betsy said

    “she was a really sweet gal”

    I love that:)

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  33. FG said

    Angelica thanks for the reply. I shall e-mail you later today/tonight.

    He is teasing us with surprises! I love it! Yay!

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  34. Shawna said

    Wow, what a treat to come back to after a few days of discomfort out in the elements!! This is absolutely amazing, bluesky!! I am so glad that I was able to meet you in Orem, and to put a face to the person who wrote this is so wonderful. I can see you writing this. Your tender heart and sweet spirit touched me so much from the first minute I met you on Tuesday. You have an amazing talent here, and I am so glad Angelica waited to post it until now. It is beautiful!

    I so agree about David’s little wink about this coming weekend. He seems so excited to do a concert again. Can hardly wait here!! I think he really enjoyed the book tour and seeing all his fans, and it just made him that much more hungry to get out on tour again. Don’t you just feel the love he has for us? I do and I did those two days this week that I was so fortunate to witness. David’s fans are a blessing to him and to each one of us too. Just being in his presense is pure joy!! And listening to him sing just adds that much more to that joy we feel.

    Abrra, love the slideshow and agree with all here, you have an amazing way with them. Look so forward to them.

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  35. betsy said

    Abs – That is the best slideshow ever. Great choice of song. My favorite studio version of all of the ones he’s done for idol. It really is amazing and could have been released as a single, I believe.
    Thank you sis. 🙂

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  36. pabuckie said

    Thanks Abs for the slideshow – really love the pics and the studio version of When You Believe. David really did some cool runs there at the end! I haven’t heard it in a while so I had forgotten how gorgeous it is!

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  37. Abrra said

    Thanks for the comments on the slide show. I have “conquered” the program and enjoy making them.

    Its like cooking…

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    We can all do it but we enjoy it much better when someone puts the plate of food in front of us, and we didn’t have to go near the kitchen ! 😉

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    Abrra (forgive me, my warped mind?)

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  38. YJfanofdavid said

    FG #29
    Her book was in the Children’s Books > Chapter Books category. (so was Miley Cyrus’s book) David is in the non-fiction hardcover list, the real thing. So David keeps the title! 🙂

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  39. YJfanofdavid said

    Abrra, You are quite a chef — the cream of tiger soup!! Love your twisted mind. Keep cooking:)

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  40. jackryan4DA said

    JUST A REMINDER:

    If you have read the book, please make sure to drop a comment or review from where you bought it so people, esp non-Archies, will be able to read your glowing feedback 🙂

    Just in case you haven’t done so, ok? 🙂

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  41. jackryan4DA said

    Another vid came up of David talking to the Associated Press, presented by KVVU Fox5:

    This reminds of Notting Hill. You know that part where Grant pretended to be media – it was a revolving door of interviews.

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  42. FG said

    OHMY YJfanofdavid, that’s AWESOMEAGE.

    Need more pics.

    http://justjared.buzznet.com/photo-gallery/1540981/david-archuleta-mtv-tl-19/

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  43. pabuckie said

    Random — but I made a photo collage of all of David’s IMAGINE performances!
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  44. FG said

    I really wish that David would tell us “twitter party time” and then “signing of Twitter”.

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  45. FG said

    make that “signing off” Oh well he shall never reply to me again. I GOTTA know about more signings, I gotta request the day off work!!!

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  46. bebereader said

    David’s pre-game interview in Wash DC.
    Warning: Sound quality not the best.

    Credit ktiitk

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  47. bluesky4home said

    Dear Everyone

    I just got home from an out of town seminar and have not yet read any comments. I hope you got some joy from what I shared (and Angelica has illustrated so lovely). Thanks for giving me the chance to share.

    ^_^

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  48. dakgal said

    I haven’t seen any book reviews yet but I thought I’d throw in my two cents–I feel I’m standing up in front of the class, my knees shaking and old Mrs. Grumpbottom is looking over her glasses at me but here goes.

    After reading David’s book, I felt he was 100% correct when he said, “Its just you and me.” I got the feeling we had just had a nice long conversation out on my porch, sipping strawberry-banana smoothies.
    I swear he is like a member of my family. You know, when you have had that special conversation, which seems to come out of nowhere, with a child or grand child. They let you have a peek at what they’re thoughts are on about what they would like to do with their lives, their insights and opinions. You come away feeling better because they have let you in.
    I’ve always known that David is more mature than a lot of people his age in a many of ways, and I don’t think he’s as immature in other ways as people label him to be and I’m glad he keeps that part of his life private.
    On a scale from 1 to 10 my Worry-O-Meter’s needle dropped down to a 5. I’m still going to worry when he’s sick or traveling, but I’m letting go of all the other stuff, because that young man has all his ducks in a row! David is so grounded; I think his roots must go down to the center of the earth.
    What a wise and wonderful God we have to have answered David’s prayer with inner peace, when it was needed so badly, on that occasion when he was so petrified to sing in front of strangers. That INNER PEACE has never left him. HENCE THE GLOW That part of the book touched me deeply.
    I did get a sense that he was being pushed to do more than he was ready for in his younger years, but IMHO that’s what has given him his spine of titanium, along with a dash of stubbornness. His defense mechanism, if you will. A way for him to be heard.
    I am not talented enough with words to go into a deep discussion about his beautiful and insightful thoughts, let’s just suffice it to say I’ve high lighted several places to use for my own personal reference. Thanks David for showing a lady who’s older than dirt a new sand pile to dig in and a new way to look at life.

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  49. betsy said

    bebe – bad sound quality and I didn’t mind at all 🙂
    Here, have a present:

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  50. betsy said

    Dak – you may not think so, but you certainly are talented with words.
    Bravo to your book review!

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  51. bebereader said

    Been busy today but stopped by to show you these pics I found on Snarkies from the Fox & Friends show.

    Oh Betsy….thank you for that video!
    I remember the night we stayed up late to watch it ad infinitum.

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  54. bebereader said

    Dak#48: But you DO have a way with words! Your review was just beautiful! Thank you!

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  55. bebereader said

    Spamming here, Brooke White posted this pic on her blog. Inscription: “re-discovered this photo on my laptop today… it was one of my last days on idol…
    sometimes it’s hard to believe that i was a part of that whole thing…crazy”

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  56. pabuckie said

    Dakgal – You do have a way with words (and I know I don’t) but I loved your review and Bebereader I’m lovin’ all the pictures too!

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  57. bluesky4home said

    Thank you, Angelica, Pabuckie, Betsy, River, YJfanofDavid, Archiesfan4life, FG, Nanaweize, Abrra, Jana, Marylee, Emifriend, Emmegirl, Bebereader, and Shawna.

    Thank you all for the support and encouragement; for sharing your own thoughts and Wonder(s).

    I once tried to explain on another site how I feel about the DA fans. For me it is like the story of the Snow Queen but with a different twist: DA magically appeared one day and pierced my heart and my “eye”, my love and my outlook on life. Unlike the boy Kay, I do not necessarily want this undone. But I still need a “Gerda” now and then to be there for comfort when I laugh or cry. You guys and the other fans are my Gerda. Thank you.

    Now I need to read that marvelously long blog he sent and hope for lovely things in Idaho. Thanks for the site.

    *
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    PS Angelica… I suppose you once again read my mind and knew exactly what lines from what poem from which movie was going through my head. *sigh* Don’t suppose you moonlight with a crystal ball, do you?

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  58. bluesky4home said

    DKgal

    I loved this:

    “On a scale from 1 to 10 my Worry-O-Meter’s needle dropped down to a 5. I’m still going to worry when he’s sick or traveling, but I’m letting go of all the other stuff, because that young man has all his ducks in a row! David is so grounded; I think his roots must go down to the center of the earth.”

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  59. dakgal said

    BlueSky4home– I apologize for not commenting on your article– to me the whole thing was pure poetry– that is part of the mystery of David –he lights that inner “something” that we all thought we had lost and which we all define individually.

    PS– I wonder when all is said and done –how many baseball,football and soccer team shirts David is going to have hanging in his closet Love it. Love it. Love it. What treasures for his kids or grandkids.

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  60. Tawna21 said

    Oh my gosh, Bluesky! You have caused me to think deeply and seriously as you reminded me how deeply David has touched me in my own life.

    ‘David sings to my deepest joys. His joy knows mine. He is able to look me in the eye and assure me of the verity of my truest dreams, the reality of my hearts wonder.’

    Thank you for such beautiful thoughts.

    I’m so glad that I met you in Orem and I truly hope we will meet again–maybe in Rexburg?–and visit some more.

    TW

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  61. bluesky4home said

    In twenty-eight lines of comments, twenty-seven were about the kids and the good the charity does. One was about the president.

    Just sayin’.

    DA, I am impressed with what impresses you.

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  62. bluesky4home said

    Tawna21 –

    Hey, I’ll share an umbrella with you anytime.

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  63. Angelica said

    Man. Welcome back me. My computer was down so I had to get on the phone with IT for an hour and a half. Ah well, C’est le vie.

    Pabuckie, love the montage. Keep em coming and the vids too!

    Dakgal, your review is wonderful! Old Mrs. Grumpbottom would be proud.

    How fitting is that tiger soup Abs. You guys would not believe how she fought like a tiger against doing those slide shows at first. I knew it was right up her alley if she just gave it a chance. The grasshopper shrugs because she knew it all the time.

    Bebe, nice pics. Thanks!

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  64. Tawna21 said

    Abrra—you’ve again created a masterpiece slide show!! Thank you.

    TW

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  65. Abrra said

    up for an hour more who wanted to chit chat in Unplugged?

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

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  66. blisskasden said

    Bluesky, please add me to the list of folks that loved your article. You poetically expressed how so many of us feel about David. What people who do not “get’ why David has so many fans of prior generations aren’t “getting”, is that David reminds us that we have, after all, not “lost it”

    Not only is David the personification of youth, beauty (inner and outer) and optimism, he inspires everyone to put aside their preconceived notions of how we “should” feel at a certain age and rededicate our lives to the way we actually do feel.

    In David’s world, there is no mandatory retirement age for joy, hope and service to others. He’s not uncomfortable with any fan of any age, so why should we be uncomfortable being his fan?

    Your article was so beautifully written, even the prose was poetry.

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  67. emifriend said

    Bluesky
    I love how in the picture taken at the White House of the President standing in front of the kids, David is looking at the kids!

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  68. Angelica said

    At the @Imogenheap concert! http://twitpic.com/1wcoa3 2 hours ago

    Such an awesome concert!!! Imogen is incredible! Now time to head back to California. 26 minutes ago

    I said hi there to my bad body double, my bad body double trouble oh no. 26 minutes ago

    From Chords of Strength..

    I love everything Imogene sings, actually. She’s never trying to be good or catchy–she simply tries to show emotion through her songs. She dares to be different and you can hear it in every one of her songs. She chooses to be interesting, which to me is always the secret of amazing music. I love the pride she takes in being experimental.

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  69. djafan said

    Just wanted to hi and goodnight to all. I had an sweet sixteen party at my house and it was an all day event. The last guests just left. I missed being online where David lives…lol

    Bluesky I’ve read your beautiful words and I will be back tomorrow when I’m more coherent to comment.

    🙂

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  70. KathyH said

    This entry, Bluesky, is beautiful. I had to absorb it a bit before I could even comment. Even the reactions your entry inspired are worthy of savoring over and over again. David has also renewed my faith in so many things that had gotten pushed to the side over the years. Likewise, this community of fans enriches my days. Thank you to all.

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  71. pabuckie said

    #68 Thanks Angelica for the video! I really liked it!!
    And even though I haven’t read the book (well I’m only on chapter 3) I liked the quote from David! 🙂

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  72. FG said

    Those pics from above from NY! He is like the sweetest vision of loveliness to ever walk down a street. “Mommy, can we keeeep him puhleeeease???”

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  73. refnaf said

    ‘David, keep singing and remind me once again that there is that other place, the one I know of and trust in and anchor myself to. … I am continually surprised that you can access with sound what comes to me in silence. … Smiting my momentary forgetfulness with joy.”
    (((bluesky))) THIS is sooo beautiful and expresses what David does for me, where he takes me with his voice. Thanks for being there with a hug for me in Orem when I needed it!!!

    This past week has been a blaze of emotion and celebration for me watching our, platinum selling, singer songwriter, and best sellin AUTHOR shine! I feel so proud of him> all that he has done this week! I also feel proud and happy to be part of this fanbase…. meeting, and connecting, is just WOW!

    I will be recapping my experiences ot the past week at snowangelzz once I get my head out of the clouds and off of the cold meds… my poor old body is worn out!

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  74. FG said

    Hi refnaf!

    Bluesky – your words are love.

    Angelica – you have e-mail. 🙂

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  75. Abrra said

    Some more pic’s from DC visit
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    Alison on the left, a Georgia Champion Her story is here http://2010georgiachampion.blogspot.com/

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    Rachel a Nebraska Champion Her story is here http://2010nebraskachampion.blogspot.com/

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  76. emmegirl said

    His love and appreciation of genuine artistry, personal self-expression, his regard for true individualism – intensely love it.

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  77. bluesky4home said

    Dear Refnaf, KathH, Djafan, Blisskasden:

    Thank you for your encouragement and for sharing how you feel. Angelica gave me the opportunity to “give-back” in gratitude for what I receive from all of you. Double thanks.

    FG 72:

    Suess. Rules.
    “Look what we found in the park in the dark.
    We will take him home,
    We will call him Clark.
    He will live at our house.
    He will grow and grow.
    Will our mother like this? (or our kids or our hubbies or our friends?)
    We do not know!”

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  78. FG said

    Bluesky LOLOL! tee-hee

    I will name him George!

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  79. FG said

    For anyone that doesn’t know me very well – I mean no disrespect. I know some fans get mad when he is called BB or if he is baby-fied or objectified in their opinion. I find him very cute & cuddly, thus the puppy reference. But you must know that puppies are considered, at least here in my home, to be the highest life form possible, and the head of the household. 🙂

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  80. emmegirl said

    FG, your sweet expressions of DA love make me smile.

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  81. ascphil said

    Bluesky4home,
    What a wonderfully profound prose you wrote in your younger years. How true it is for all of us who’ve gone thru life making a living instead of making life worth living. When I first discovered David, there was an inexplicable joy that pierced my heart, sliced it open so that the bright light came in and helped me find my way back out of the dark. It was a blindingly beautiful light that was like coming back to that happy place I used to call home. How he always finds a way to bring me to blissful tears is a phenomenon I have never experienced before in my life.

    Angelica,
    I found this YT vid of Oleta Adams as I was also exploring my previous favorite artists, Tears For Fears (who happened to be in Manila last May 2nd, and they were awesome! Worth the costly concert tickets!) This was a powerful live performance way back a decade ago, but when I played the vid, the song reminded me so much of David. It also gave me some chills and a lump in my throat, cognizant of the power of music to touch souls like David does. Maybe you could do something with it. Here it is:

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  82. SandyBeaches said

    My thought for today…

    “Because of David, Sunday is observed once again for so many who had abandoned it almost
    completely…He gives new meaning to just about everything.”

    SB

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  83. Angelica said

    FG, you are too funny. I saw your email and raised you two more.

    Ascphil, very powerful, emotional performance and very David-like in her philosophy toward the gift she was given. Thanks.

    SB, I like your thought for today very much.

    Seeing him in #75 with these beautiful little kids…he is just such a great guy. I grow more proud of him every day.

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  84. dakgal said

    This just makes me want to wrap my arms around him and hug the stuffin right out of him!

    This was posted by frogcooke at IDF

    From Gaby at Something Pitchy, what he wrote in the book I’m getting.

    “LOL I’m still laughing thinking about it. Okay so, we hand him the book and he’s so used to making inscriptions out to people that he automatically writes “To:” but then freaks out that he ruined the book because we obviously don’t know the name of the winner yet so he’s very apologetic and is like “Uh, oh no! What should I do?!” and we’re all pretty much dying laughing and my co-worker jokes, “Just put ‘Insert Name Here’.”

    Well, everyone else gets that it’s a joke but David accepts that and literally writes that inside the book, satisfied that he’s fixed his mistake.

    After studying it for a sec, he draws a line above it so the person can fill in their name and is like “Fixed!”

    bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    He may be a dork, but such a lovable one-of-a-kind dork. sigh.

    Speaking of dorks, a radio station was doing a live pro-mo at a mall in Sioux Falls–interviewing passers by–at the end they would ask ” And how do you spell radio?” the correct answer was KXRB-105–then you won a something or other. My son (who is very intelligent guy) comes ambling by–they talk to him -then ask him “How do you spell radio?” Of course he replies R A D I O !!

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahaha

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  85. dakgal said

    That should say — Of course he spells R-A-D-I-O

    Geez Louise

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  86. Abrra said

    A few of us are over in Unplugged! Stop in?

    Abrra

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  87. emmegirl said

    Is it the 17th yet?

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  88. bebereader said

    Party in The Voice Unplugged!

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Well, not a party but we’re having fun! 🙂

    (And, Abs is there!)

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  89. djafan said

    Bluesky…I give you a standing ovation!

    Your poem, this article needed to sink in. I’ve read it several times and each time a different part comes to life.

    “David sings to my deepest joys. His joy knows mine. He is able to look me in the eye and assure me of the verity of my truest dreams, the reality of my hearts wonder.”

    This is so beautifully said, how and why he causes this continues to be a mystery to me, but the fact is that it happens and it is real. To know that you and everyone here can relate and understand this means the world to me, it confirms that I’m not alone, we can’t all be nuts…lol So I chose to get lost in the beautiful wonder that is David.

    Dak…you are kidding yourself…you have a great way with words. I look forward to your witty comments.

    Refnaf! I’m so sorry about your luggage, you getting ill. I hope all is well. I will be on the look out for your recap and hoping one day we’ll get to meet.

    I also want to thank my fellow adms for being such a great support and friends!

    There are great comments on this thread, all touching different emotions and thoughts that David brings about. I want to thank you all for sharing of yourselves, without all of you this site wouldn’t exist.

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  90. cb said

    Dear Bluesky, I met you in Orem. It was a great day wasn’t it? You seemed like a lovely person but your article! Wow! I wish I had been able to talk to you more. It is amazing to me that David’s fans have such depth and artistry. Your words are so beautiful, and very moving to me. David truly does help us reconnect to the wonder inside of us. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts. Claudia
    ps. When I was a kid I read every book that Walter Farley ever wrote. lol

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  91. Fiona said

    Abrra, your slideshow really soothed my hurting heart, thank you.

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  92. bluesky4home said

    Djafan, thank you for your site and all the hard work. I can’t even imagine. I am glad you liked the article. I appreciate what your comments add to it.

    Cb, Hi!! (And truly, Walter Farley must have a special place in heaven where he sits and entertains kids with his tales; errant angels who end up being just a little too late with their sunset shades or a drop or two short of morning dew. *sigh* Hope he is spinning new ones for us!)

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  93. bluesky – Oh my! There are some really talented writers on this site and your article compliments this wonderful group. It stirred all kinds of emotions within. Had to take a step back and compose myself before reading all the great comments that resulted. Hope this is just the first of many.

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  94. djafan said

    Bluesky…Include yourself as part of this site along with all commentators and lurkers 🙂 And I’m with Fanda on hoping this is the beginning of many.

    Goodnight everyone!

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  95. FG said

    testing new avi inspired by Pabuckie lol

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  96. FG said

    nope not there yet!

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  97. FG said

    “Whooomp der it is!” Boom shakalaka shakalaka shakalaka LOL

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  98. djafan said

    Good Morning!

    FG…you crack me up…thank you!

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  99. bluesky4home said

    Ascphil

    I loved your thoughts. Thank you!

    Fandaforeverti48

    I have so enjoyed seeing your name and so many other familiar ones over these last two years, and reading your comments. I shake your hand across the “DA” space.

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  100. djafan said

    Fiona…(((hugs)))

    David tweets early!

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  101. djafan said

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    http://bradnolan.com/archuleta/

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  102. djafan said

    Morning interview @fanscene!!!!

    http://archuletafanscene.com/2010/06/14/david-archuleta-on-khop-95-1-interview/

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  103. bebereader said

    Good afternoon!

    Djafan: Thanks for the link to the wonderful KHOP interview!
    This one was top-notch, folks, so don’t miss it!
    I loved how the dj said “Has there been…a bigger/more popular American Idol runner up than the one we’re about to put on the show? They are so passionately in love with this guy….”

    The whole interview is full of win.

    PS David said he’s working on setting up more book signings!

    Hear that, dja? 😉

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  104. Angelica said

    “PS David said he’s working on setting up more book signings!”

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  105. djafan said

    YES!!!! MORE BOOK SIGNINGS!!!!

    AND WILL LOOK INTO AUDIO BOOK OF COS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AND SPANISH ALBUM SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SPAZZINGGGGGGGG!!!!!

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  106. bebereader said

    Memories…

    …brought a tear to my eyes. It’s been over two years and I couldn’t be more proud of our guy!

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  107. djafan said

    Awwwwww bebe….so dang proud!

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  108. betsy said

    awww bebe – just a lot of awwwwwwws. Thanks – it’s like a little unexpected present. 🙂
    I wish that somewhere in the AI archives, they had all of David’s auditions. The I’ll Be’s and the “Don’t want to miss a things.”
    Maybe they do.
    Maybe they will surface someday.
    A girl can dream.

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  109. djafan said

    Betsy…I’m dreaming with you!

    Here’s this mornings interview on youtube!

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  110. The quote about failure in his tweet this morning, does anyone know where he got this from? Also, how does he know that there is somebody (me?) out there that so needed to hear this? Who needs to see a therapist when you have ‘the wise one’ consulting you. He is blessed and feel privileged that he willingly shares.

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  111. Amb4dja said

    Just poppin’ in~

    “Awww’s” to the 95.1 dj’s…we ‘heart’ the ones that “get it.” If they love David (and I love how they kept telling him how much they did), then we love them. (There. Cancels out whatever boneheads he may have had to endure recently.)

    Ahhh. Spanish album…we DO know that is surely coming…just as we just know it is going to be sublime, divine…and really almost too much to take. Can’t wait to be overwhelmed.

    More book signings plzzzzzz….wish he’d find some other “big enuf” mkt in the Northeast since I didn’t make NYC…longshot, but I will keep dreamin’.

    ..and on a random note…(cuz I was thinking of Riu Riu Chiu with the Spanish album mention..)…am I the only one still absolutely enjoying Christmas music all year round now? (last played about a week ago) I play it and listen just like David said about it when he had to record it in July…as “just beautiful music”, still valid in June. Haha..every now and then with my window open I wonder if my neighbors think I’ve lost it. Ha.
    Ah David…ya just kinda changed all the rules on us.

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  112. collegemom said

    amb4dja – I just had to pop in here and say that I listen to the Christmas CD in my car still, too! I have to get my Ave Maria and Oh Holy Night fix. On a long drive in the car recently (by myself), I listened to Ave Maria about 10 times in a row – listened to the choir then listened to the piano, then just David’s voice. It’s just too much, just too much.

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  113. Abrra said

    Amb4dja
    I play the Live Christmas Cd all the time in my Bose cd player. For me it is simply beautiful music that has no time stamp on it.

    I agree about NE needing a book signing. I almost tweeted David earlier.

    “Please come to Boston for the springtime”

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    Abrra

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  114. Amb4dja said

    Hi Collegemom~ Yes…I suspect we are not by a longshot, the only ones!
    It’s so strange…before I couldn’t listen to Christmas music too early in the season, and then the radio stations and stores would saturate us so much that I couldn’t wait to not hear them anymore! And certainly they just seemed out of place by Jan 1. Now…while they are still reverent, and holy and beautiful…they don’t have the “Christmas only” stamp on them anymore, as sung by David. Just beautiful music.
    I assumed at first it was just because I will listen to anything by him always..but now…I really think it’s the gift he has to transcend with each song…communicating it’s purest emotion and essence…making it relevent anywhere, anytime. …if that made any sense. He is just this born musical communicator, with this beautiful instrument to match!!

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  115. djafan said

    amb4dja and collegemom…Christmas From the Heart listening doesn’t end when Christmas ends for me. It’s in my car and on my ipod. I listen to it every week, this week What Child is This is my obsession.

    The anticipation of hearing David sing those soft consonants in new spanish songs is making me dizzy…lol

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  116. Amb4dja said

    Yes Abrra…I thought Boston might be possible…3 hrs away from me, but if that’s all we get I may have to!
    Btw…it was YOUR cd I actually listened too last week! Tkuvmuch. …and I still just get a kick out of the vlogs too…”Hey guysss, it’s David here….I’m.. on the bus. Good times. On the bus.” (haha…David-speak for “dang, this can get tedious..but life’s good anyway and ‘hey’ look at that view!!”) 🙂

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  117. Abrra said

    Amb4dja

    David singing live is always more special for me. Look at the words we both used in separate posts? Similar, eh? We are on the David wavelength.

    “Now…while they are still reverent, and holy and beautiful…they don’t have the “Christmas only” stamp on them anymore, as sung by David.”

    Amen sistah!

    Abrra

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  118. Amb4dja said

    Hi Djafan~ WCIT is my allll time favorite Christmas song..it’d give me chills BD (b4 David) but AD…I’m a puddle.
    And yet…Silent Night wound up being the killer for me…and my test after all these months…STILL GET THOSE CHILL BUMPS all through me after “Love’s Puuuure Lighhhhht.” aghhh…pierces me in the heart…in a good way. Whatever I’m doing while listening…he simply arrests me…I have to stop and be silent…it’s like a prayer.

    oh yea…and my CFTH concert, I was so lucky was the Foxwood’s MGM one that was on Billboard.live, so I was lucky I have that MP3 version on my ipod….ohhhh I love reliving it!

    haha. ok, well, I’m getting carried away…but what can I say…David’s right about the (his) “power of music” to affect emotions.

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  119. Amb4dja said

    Haha.. Abrra…re: wavelength…I did notice that too. It is true though…it just took that “time-stamp” completely away for me…I just hear beautiful music now. Funny to me..like…dang…how’d he do that?!

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  120. FG said

    did someone say spanish soft consonants? SERIOUS PROBLEMS people, serious.

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  121. Amb4dja said

    btw Ab…TWEET HIM for real!…just like that, “Please come to Bostonnnn”…in song…perfect way to communicate it to him..in “random singing” of your own.

    ok gotta pop off again~nite for now~

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  122. stenocruiser said

    #110 – Fandaforever

    The quote is from Canadian-born actress and silent screen star, Mary Pickford. How is it that David comes up with these? Amazing!

    http://thinkexist.com/quotation/if_you_have_made_mistakes-there_is_always_another/216298.html

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  123. Angelica said

    I DECLARE I did not just hear you Yankees begging for yet ANOTHER book signing when he was already just a whiff and a whistle up your way! Don’t tell me he wasn’t within a 9 hour car or train ride from anywhere in the northeast! And don’t tell me that’s too faaaarrrr!!! Dadgummit we need a book signing in the SOUTH!! Bunch o’ greedy no’count varmits.

    FG, that avi is illegal in about 40 states, isn’t it?

    Well. It should be.

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  124. betsy said

    I just had to.

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  125. betsy said

    They loved him then and they love him still.

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  126. Abrra said

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    Abrra

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  127. Angelica said

    cats Pictures, Images and Photos

    Patience smatience.

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  128. bebereader said

    Angelica! That’s my cat! haha Seriously…My Peachy looks just like that and he has a bed just like that and his feet…well, no…he doesn’t own tennis shoes.

    Amb4dja#111 I’m still playing David’s Christmas music. Why deny myself the pleasure by holding out when these songs make me feeeel so good right now? When I’m not feeling 100%, I play two songs. The “loves pure light” in “Silent Night” makes the ouchies go away….and the very last part of “Angels We Have Heard On High” when David hums (to me), makes me whole again. Better than any drug!

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  129. djafan said

    Another interview from BYU…

    http://byuicomm.net/video.php?c=1564

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  130. FG said

    Angelica – I sent you the big pic it is from – you should post it right away. It is your civic duty.

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  131. Stenocruiser#122 – thanks for the link. What is intriguing is this quote is approximately 100 yrs old. He is an old soul.

    Amb4dja#114 – always loved classic Christmas music since childhood but was turned off BD in the last 20 years. I think it was the over commercialization of the holiday, including the music that made it intolerable. David brought it all back not just with his beautiful performances but his reverence (both with his words spoken and sung) for what it really meant to him. Loved AM & OHN but his performance of SN live was unexpectantly most memorable for me. Just had to remember to breathe…..

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  132. betsy said

    amb4ja – I listen to Ave Maria on a regular basis.

    I feel a little strange even typing the name. I feel like it’s so special and sacred to me or something like that that maybe I shouldn’t even name it. I guess I don’t really know what I mean.

    I wish David could know that when I hear him sing that, I feel my mom around me again.

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  133. xaris said

    Lovely poem and article, Bluesky. I am still amazed that I get that wonderful emotional connection with David’s singing that in the past I have only experienced when listening to classical music.

    And yep, I am still listening to CFTH, mostly in the car so my husband doesn’t call the little men in white coats to haul me away. Ave Maria is better than any pharmaceutical on the market.

    And please, Angelica, post the full-size picture which FG sent to you. Seriously.

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  134. Abrra said

    FG sent me the picture of her avi

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  135. xaris said

    Ha! Thanks Abrra! That should cause people to drop like flies.

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  136. FG said

    OH SWEET MERCY IN THE NAME OF NOSTRILS OF PERFECTION! and the…guh….the top lip jointed/curly spot! Somebody hold me.

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  137. poof said

    Just wow everyone.
    I’m just thinkin’. I’m thinkin’ I shouldn’t post because I’m not funny enough. Then I’m thinkin’ I shouldn’t post because I’m not profound enough. But,,,,,now I’m thinkin, I should post, because I’m thinkin’ “I sure do appreciate all you funny, profound people that post here!” Thanks! 🙂

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  138. FG said

    AWWW Betsy that is so sweet. You should tell him.

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  139. djafan said

    Poof…post away! We love all comments!

    FG…what a picture…have you ever seen a more perfect nose? I haven’t.

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  140. Abrra said

    Poof
    Profoundly funny!

    Abrra

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  141. betsy said

    FG – I could never get the words out. A crying mess, is what I’d be. He doesn’t need that.

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  142. betsy said

    Poof I love your comments.
    Please never stop. 🙂

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  143. djafan said

    Betsy…he would bring you calm…I say tell him.

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  144. bluesky4home said

    Poof.. you just generally rule. That is all. And… no worries about profundity … there are limits to how much seriousness is allowed here (imho!!!!!) After all, DA is such a mixed bag of Confucius and Winnie the Poo, we never know what we are going to get!

    He. is. the. whole. library!!!!!!!

    (Oh. my. gosh. No wonder I am a mess!! It was always my dream that if I had to die I wanted to do it in a library!!! *embarrassed*)

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  145. poof said

    Okay. Thanks supportive people! I guess if our guy David can overcome his insecurities to sing on a stage, talk in interviews and write witty, wonderful PROFOUND books, I can “gut it out” to post, even when I am not feeling funny or profound,,, just happy that David was born and sharing a bit of himself with us.

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  146. betsy said

    dja – you are so much braver than I. I know this to be true. IF I ever meet him again, maybe I’ll do what I did last time, and tell him in a letter. I know that he reads them. 🙂

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  147. dakgal said

    OMG!!!! Abs Lets play fair–where was the WARNING!!

    I about had to call 911 on that one, lets not for get there are weaker hearts amongst the flock.

    If this was anybody but David–there would be a couple three nose hairs hanging out–a few zits–maybe a food crumb or two in the corner of the mouth, along with some sleepies in the corner of the eyes.

    But this is pure perfection GAH!

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  148. dakgal said

    And while I’m on the subject, I think we have let ourselves slip into a lackadaisical attitude during this recent drought.

    We have a David Hurricane season staring us smack in the face and with all the new music, videos, appearances, concerts and Lord knows what else, we have to be prepared. So I have taken the liberty of making a list to renew your awareness and what you WILL need for survival when you come to this site, because as witnessed tonight anything can appear at any time out of the blue!

    1. Have your paddles fully charged _______
    2. Have your oxygen tanks full _______
    3. Have enough pillows thrown on the floor ( in case of fainting) _____
    4. Have 911 on speed dial _______
    5. It’s a good idea to have your life insurance paid up and
    your will in order.

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  149. Shawna said

    Thought I would check in and read the comments here instead of on my phone, and I am glad I did. I am off to bed now, but I thought I would add my two cents worth about listening to David sing Christmas songs still. I was one of those people who only listened to them the month of December and never before Thanksgiving. But since the day his CFTH came out, I have never missed a day of listening to at least one song from it. Every day in my car, and every night as I fall asleep. I have Abs live concert recordings of his Christmas Tour as a playlist on my ipod, 16 songs, and yes two vlogs, and I start with “The Riddle” every night, and then it randomly plays the rest of the songs. I have never been a good sleeper, cause I am such a worrier, but since last October 13th, I have been sung to sleep by this amazing singer, writer, author and actor. And I sleep peacefully every night until about 6:30 every morning. I never take Tylenol PM any more, cause I haven’t needed it since then. I have so many people look at me when I have my windows down in my car wondering why is that woman listening to Christmas music, but as others have said, it is not just Christmas music to me. It reaches my soul and I can’t get enough of it. I love all the songs, but lately, “O Holy Night” has just really been amazing to me on that live CD. It was the last song he sang that first night in SLC, and I walked out of there wondering what had just happened to me!!! I was in awe of this young man and the power in which he sang that song, and to listen to it every day, I am still moved by his interpretation of that song and the passion he felt when he sang it that night. I will never, ever forget the feeling I had that night for as long as I live.

    Sleep well all you wonderful fans!!

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  150. Angelica said

    Dak, you are cracking me and Bebe and Djafan up here tonight. LOLOL!

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  151. djafan said

    We just had an earthquake in So Cal, epicenter in San Diego county, 5.7 so far. I felt it and we’ve had about 11 aftershocks. David is being tweeted asking if he’s ok! I’m sure he is.

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  152. bebereader said

    Djafan, and everyone on the west coast, hope you’re okay! Twitter is over-capacity tonight. Everyone is probably tweeting David to see if he is okay. Saying a prayer for everyone on the west coast.

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  153. dakgal said

    Oh, my bad–I left out some important instructions you should have:

    Alert a family member or neighbor on what to do if they should find you in front of the computer….

    Weeping silently but uncontrollably
    Mumbling incoherently
    Looking like you just stuck your finger in a light socket
    Staring–unable to speak
    In the fetal position in your chair
    Babbling and drooling

    Have them immediately gently guide you to a darkened room so you can lie down–put David’s Ave Maria on to play–and shut the door.. You’ll be fine–until the next time.

    Be afraid–be very afraid!

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  154. ascphil said

    Angelica #123,#127,
    Bebereader #128,
    Dakgal #147,#148 & #153,

    You are all tummy-achingly funny!!!
    (Laughing hysterically foolish alone in my room. Thank God my kids aren’t around to see me like this.)

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