I have often wondered about the degree of significance of David’s voice on a fan’s mind such as mine. After spending the past 3 weeks being “holed-up”. albeit cheerily, in the remoteness of the Appinnines in Tuscany – romanticising while listening mainly to Puccini’s melodic arias of pain and passion; unfortunately however, the pleasureableness of it being mitigated by a situation where the WIFI system had broken down in the mountain villa where I was staying – I became aware of certain considerations.
Did I miss very much not having internet access? Did I miss not writing and talking about David? Did I feel an emptiness? Would I want to continue to live a life where WIFI fails me, where I am cut off daily, devoid of David-news? Were days of great wines and cheeses and breathtaking scenaries plus the music of Puccini not enough to keep the adrenaline flow for beauty and passion going?
Afterall, I am not a huge internet geek. Neither would I gasp for breath and not be able to enjoy the many other aspects our wonderful world has to offer. Nor would I be worried about “life” moving on without me being in it, or be anxious that I may soon be forgotten.
Yet, strangely, David is different. But then, he has always been different.
Like you, I have a choice of a multitude of current musicians, many of whom have, justifiably or unjustifiably, gained much popularity. But they have never grabbed me the way David has, and I dare say, never will. To me, they are but. for lack of a more polite word, mediocraties – a strong word perhaps but it is just my personal opinion and feelings.
The other current musician who has grabbed me by her beauty of both voice and emotiveness, is Adele. If David had not come along and greedily possessed all of me, she would probably be sitting comfortably on the throne which I have, without reservation, reserved for David.
I use the word “mediocraties” only for most of our current musicians simply because I find them commonplace. They may be with us today … and probably will still be here hanging by a thread in a few years at most … but will most certainly be forgotten and gone when their luck runs out and their popularity tires and wanes. It is like a hit and run scenario.
David belongs to a small group of very rare musicians who I see as Gifts to us – bestowed upon us to enhance our spirituality and to celebrate our sense of beauty and divinity. We have come a long way from being creatures of survival. We want quality of life and we need standards. We want our griefs touched sweetly to turn us into optimists. We now realise we have souls and values. These gifts did not come by whim or by accident. They stem from the eternity within us. In the same token, I think of the eternal greats like Beethoven, Mozart, Bach ……. These special people came to us from the stars as eternal gifts.
These are true gifts which sustain the spirit – gifts which are intangible but with which we wish to be showered everyday of our lives. Gifts which are not just cute teddybears or quirky ragdolls, discarded once we outgrow them – yes, like most of our “mediocre” artistes.
I am not merely a Fan of David’s. It would be closer to the truth to say that I am a Believer. A believer of our underlying desire to constantly search for beauty that could truly touch us; a believer that, as rarely as only once in a generation, do we have a gift that comes along and prods us in the ribs with the words: Hey you, wake up from the dead!
With David, I have not only lent him my ears, but also my heart and spirit. Because he has come as a gem of a gift to his generation. And, the old gal that I am, can’t help but gate-crash to his generation – to cherish that gift which I am claiming to be partly mine too. I want and wish to be blessed with goosebumps everyday of my life.
David’s gift to us is his talent – given to him in hush-hush tones at the beginning by way of the Divine. My thinking is the gift comes with it an obligation to share. My hope is he will continue to share this divine gift with us when he returns, not just with his believers close to home, but with the world at large.
I have used some rather strong words in this blog but they are merely my own private thoughts which needed to be voiced but no offence meant. What better place in the world could I possibly choose to express my true feelings about David, than here in Tuscany known for its amazing beauty?
For all the gifts which David has given us, don’t forget to thank him and send him a birthday message (as per our previous post) to wish him well. He deserves no less.
Let’s celebrate his gift to us with this beautiful song: