The DVD is in the player… hot tea in our mugs, cozy blankets around us and my heart is a flutter. The time has come for me to share David with my cousins — two women of my age who have traveled from Holland to visit. Though they live far away and we only see each other every few years, it always seems we can start right where we left off … sharing all our ups and downs. Such is the joy of family! I have had to catch them up on all my recent travels and life experiences, of which David has become a huge part. I really want them to “get” how special David is and why I am a fan, why I would go to the lengths I do to hear him sing.
We had done the CN Tower, Niagara Falls, a trip north for the October colours, the Cranberry Festival and lots of shopping. I suggested we should set aside one evening to celebrate Christmas together, since we never have the opportunity. My little plan was coming together, bwahaha. What better way could there be to celebrate Christmas than David Archuleta singing Christmas truth with his sparkly eyes and lovely tux??? What better showcase for rationalizing fandom than the Glad Christmas Tidings DVD??? Then they would understand my desire (need) to see him again and again. The voice would be heard and all would be well.
Problem is, doing this seriously turns my stomach into a fluttering mess. I am certain that many of you can relate to the intense feeling of protection we feel for David and his gift. Sharing it with anyone who has the potential to react indifferently to the magic tones of perfection is truly gut wrenching. I want so badly for them to hear what I hear, to connect to the spiritual through David’s voice, to be caught up and whisked away into fandom. I can hardly stand the anticipation…. I warn them not to talk during his performance, which gets serious looks with a few giggles mixed in…. My sister is here as well, and she knows (and understands but does not share) my dedication to this young man. My palms are sweaty as the music begins… and I get shaky just thinking about it…
They LOVE the choir, but say little when David performs (they heeded my warning, haha, no one interrupts The Archuleta)…. I want them to cry, cheer, give a Standing O and be mesmerized the way I was the first time he hit me across the head by singing “Imagine” all those years ago…. But this was not to be.
They said they enjoyed it very much, …the choir was awesome, the venue was huge, the dancers were nice… his voice was good, that he seemed so young, that he really was cute…. Blah blah
I decided to go a bit further and played David’s behind the scenes interview, after which they responded with “He really seems to have a warm heart” and I said
YES HE DOES!!!
Made me realize what a great thing I have and am experiencing… even if the only ones who really get it are those reading this!!!!!
((((hugs))) to all of you!