Many of today’s superstars have risen, exploded onto the scene really, only to burn out like a supernova. Burning with an intensity that is fast, furious, and eventually forgotten – except perhaps for the notoriety surrounding their explosive, destructive and fatal fall. Their tenure in the music industry results in a fleeting glimpse into a world unrelated to who they actually were as people.
I believe that David Archuleta’s star, on the other hand, will be defined in a totally different way. Like a star in our heavens – appropriate, huh? – the core will be built to burn with intensity almost as bright as the supernova, but with staying power based on a consistency of generated power and heat fueled by almost limitless energy. The rise will be slow and steady yet lasting – one fan, one stage hand, one charity organizer, one fellow musician, one critic at a time.
David staying true to himself by grounding himself with his sense of family, drawing from the faith that propels him and displaying the humility inherent in him will make a very significant difference by allowing him to maintain a single identity on and off the stage. Meld all of this with his exceedingly generous spirit and you have a musician who absolutely loves doing what he is doing, has a strong sense of self and follows his dream for the sake of others before his own.
No matter the slow pace, those he touches will become part of the nebulous cloud that will ignite his star as it radiates its heat outward reaching out to those whose closed hearts have not yet woken.
P.S. Pausing for station identification … AND SPAZZING OVER BOB CRATCHIT’S TREE LIGHTING TOSOD… “oh no oh no oh no HAH!” … asdlfkjkfjlkzfjgkjagh a;lkajglkajhglka; … carry on.