David sends a series of tweets –
The 1st one seems to be classic David:
“You have freedom, so why not use it to serve one another?
– a lady DJ on the radio just now”
The 2nd tweet confirms our suspicion that David had been missing his time in Chile ever since he returned. As a fan, my heart sank to the pits on 1st reading – suspicion is one thing, but seeing it in writing in David’s tweet is another. On the other hand, speaking from a sense of empathy from one human being about another human being, my heart goes out to him. How many times have we ourselves had emotions of such nature, and even dimensions probably being felt by David right now, befall upon us?
On the brighter side, as a fan, I hail the 2nd part of the tweet with joy and relief .
“Just made me miss my time in Chile but reminds me that
I don’t have to be on a mission to do something
that makes me feel so dang good.”
The 3rd tweet has got me all baffled again. It seems to me he is still searching within himself – a balance of emotions between his mission and .. whatever he is talking about (presumably his music).
“I have to say though..there is no greater, more life changing way
to do it than serving a 2 year full-time mission “
I cannot help pondering over a few thoughts this morning after reading those 3 tweets. Will this seeming soul-searching reflection within him affect his song-writing? If so, will it influence him in a good way or some other way?
Should David not be celebrating the completion of his 2 year mission by writing and singing songs that are jubilant, foot-tapping, extolling joy and happiness?
Or would he rather write music that is sorrowful, doleful and forlorn because his mind is still dwelling on his time spent elsewhere and his emotions still yearning for something different?
Or, by reasonable supposition of his mood of missing Chile and “the mission being the life-changing thing for him”, is he inspired to write music that is cryptic .. elliptical .. and even totally ambiguous?
I cower in reflective anxiety as well. Anyway, rather than wallowing in negative, and even morbid, thoughts, my path of choice in my thinking is, that David writes and sings as he FEELS.
That would be the best of gifts he can give us and the world.