First and foremost, before I start rattling on with this ridiculous man’s strengths and my own weaknesses, I would like to thank and congratulate Grasya for the above pics of David, taken during his recent Manila tour – capturing David’s innate beauty which no one can possibly deny. They are candid and real. And I find them breathtakingly moving.
I have decided not to talk about his Voice today. Or his Shows. His schedule, since he went back from the Philippines, has been driving me insane.
The irony of him is exasperating. He either has no music or news for us to talk about for yeeeaaars on end, or he is zooming all over the place with music oozing from his mouth, his vocal cords, or even his ears, like now! 😛
No sirree .. I want to stay cool and calm and leave the whizzing around to the ball of energy that is him. I’ll gaze (and gape!) with a happy smile at the 2 lovely pics of him above and all the others which have been splashing all over the net under the many headings of David Is Back .. David Is Phenomenal .. David’s New Music Impresses .. etc etc .. and talk placidly about what I see. What I perceive with my eyes. That perception has lasted since the moment I saw him in 2008.
David Archuleta has one of the most photogenic faces on the planet. Aww, come on, who am I kidding! He is not just camera-friendly, he is .. hmm.. it embarrases me to say it, being a grown woman and all that! After having scrutinised him face-to-face shamelessly as many as 11 times in all his glorious flesh-and-blood beautiful self, I can honestly say I know 100% what I’m talking about. He is just plain, darn nice to look at. Well, is it my fault that he looks so gorgeous?! They’re all there in his eyes, his smile, his glow – all audaciously displayed to the world’s eye (if you care to look as abundantly as I did! 😀 )
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
― W.B. Yeats
My senses have indeed grown sharper through the years. One of my magic things in the entertainment world is that face (reminder: not talking about Voice today).
It has something ethereal in it, something exquisite, as if it is just too perfect for this world. Not so much when he is looking into the camera, when he is conscious of having to put on his “diplomatic” face.
But when he is caught unawares. When he is just doing his own thing. When there is a multitude of things (God knows what! 😀 ) going inside his head (like the 2 pics above). When he is connecting to his higher self, his spirit, his God. He then takes on that indescribably wondrous face which strikes me hard every time I see a new pic of him.
Can I not look at “a thing of beauty” and call it “my joy forever” ? as written by John Keats, one of the most notable English Romantic Poets.
An endless fountain of immortal drink
Pouring unto us from the heaven’s brink
Only poetry is able to describe truly that face, that light. It is not a perfect face. No one has it. But that Glow from his Light makes his face – JUST PERFECT. And my joy forever.
PS: Did I say I wasn’t going to talk about his voice or his shows? well .. just this one. Because it’s soooo good!!
Thank you, Maggie!
Watch the whole thing! 😀