Father’s Day is coming round again. Thinking about my father always tugs at my heart because he was the best father there ever was. That’s of course coming from me. We all had the best fathers in the world! 😀
Was Jeff Archuleta one of those best fathers? We don’t know. And we shouldn’t care. It is not our business to care. All we should care about is Jeff gave David the support and help and push David needed at the time when Jeff knew he had the potential.
There was talk that Jeff did it for himself; that he was living through David’s popularity and limelight.
I heard the stories but they did not bother me. So what if he did. He gave us David.
When Jeff and David came to Malaysia, I met and had a brief word with Jeff at Fahrenheit 88. Much as I was overwhelmed with David, I was underwhelmed with Jeff. My Archumates were impressed with him for their own reasons but I remained cool. It was probably a matter of vibes. I preferred David’s unassuming naturalness to Jeff’s in-your-face charm. 😀
This is a pic taken by our beloved AAM’er, Dora.
Much has gone under the bridge since we saw father and son together. David has found his niche in the kind of career and life he wants, irrespective of what Daddy might feel about it.
But what has happened to Jeff? What has happened to the relationship between father and son? We don’t know. And again, we shouldn’t really care. It has nothing to do with us. We are not being unfeeling. What has happened between them is for them to sort out. We do wish them the best. They are probably enjoying a very good relationship under our radar. We don’t know. And it is not our business to know. What is important is: our interest in David’s music is still intact. That is what fans are for.
But there is one thing that I will continue to hark about. And that is Jeff’s role as a father in pushing David to heights he would probably not have reached and potential probably not fulfilled if David had been left to himself. For that, I’m ever grateful.
So, for this Father’s Day, I want to express my thanks to Jeff for leading David to that path. And for giving the Archies a brand new life. 😀
This vid shows a father’s love and patience. I wonder if David Archuleta had ever imposed this sort of exasperation on his father! 😀 Again, we don’t know. But it would be hilarious to just stir up the Archu-imagination! 😀 😀