I just want to steal this moment right away from time….

Photo: @zelle13 / David Archuleta SM Southmall

I’m embarrassed to admit that not only did I completely miss this tweet this morning but I had no idea where it came from (Joy Williams’ song, “Every Moment,” see below). Its significance did, however, hit me like a ton of bricks. Tears may or may not have smudged my mascara.

Not because it’s a sad line, it’s not. It’s beautiful. But “moving on” is a bit of a touchy subject at the mo’ for obvious reasons.

Thanks to lovely @claudiacb, I mustered up the courage to listen to the whole song and I’m glad I did. Its pretty melody and Joy’s soaring voice brought my attention to another part of the song that really hit home: “All these days, they just slip away through our fingers, so don’t let go, hold onto every moment.”

Yes, it’s a musical version of “carpe diem” but it also reminded me of one of my favourite lines of David’s … ever … from Parachutes & Airplanes.

And to me, it doesn’t mean wanting to stop time … although that is tempting 🙂 … but to cherish and treasure each moment.

So what I’m trying to say (in a rather botched fashion, lol) is that there’ll be lots of time for feeling sad, but not right now … so call me Scarlett O’Hara, I prefer to think about that tomorrow.

How about you guys? Still sad? Mad? In a Nandito Ako uplift?

“Every Moment” by Joy Williams

We laughed out loud ‘til we cried
And the tears were sweet
Midnight melted to morning
A moment faded to memory
All these days
They just slip away through our fingers
So….

Don’t let go
Hold onto every moment
Always know
Hold onto every moment that You can

We move on with no regrets to our destiny
Held by the hands of the Father
We share His love and He leads us through
All these days
They just slip away through our fingers
So…

CHORUS

Running through yesterday into tomorrow
Don’t let it just drift away
Forget about tying the hands of time
Give every minute to the One who gave us today

P.S.

This entry was posted in Fan experience and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to I just want to steal this moment right away from time….

  1. MunkFOD says:

    David and courage/faith are synonyms… He is just something else. He finds joy in tackling every challenge. He is so inspiring. happy tears… thats all!

    thanks Deb!

  2. jenleighbarry says:

    This photo makes me think the phrase David tweeted goes with it…

    Thank you for posting Deb 🙂

  3. claudiacb says:

    Awww Deb, I just love you.

    “All these days, they just slip away through our fingers, so don’t let go, hold onto every moment.” That is the exact place in the song that I admit, I got tears in my eyes. These last four years have had so many of these moments that I am so everlastingly grateful for and I will treasure.

    I love how you connected that to David’s “I just want to steal this moment right away from time…”
    You said, “And to me, it doesn’t mean wanting to stop time … although that is tempting … but to cherish and treasure each moment.” I feel that way too. We know we can’t stop time, but there are special magical moments from the time we have had with each other, and David, which are indelibly etched in our hearts, that we will never lose and that will be with us when we need them.

    Then comes David’s quote from the song
    “We move on with no regrets to our destiny
    Held by the hands of the Father
    We share His love and He leads us through
    All these days”

    We will get through “all these days?” I have a lot of faith in the future and in David’s love of singing and sharing his spirit with us, so I feel sure there will be wonderful things in the years to come.

    Is it hard to let go? Yes. We have all felt it before, even after concerts, the not wanting to let go. But, there have always been, and still will be, those magical moments ahead. Moments that will once again make us feel like we did when we first listened to a young boy singing, and it touched us to our souls.

    Am I sad? The song kind of says how I feel…
    “We laughed out loud ‘til we cried
    And the tears were sweet
    Midnight melted to morning”

    The morning will come, so in the meantime, I am thankful.

    Claudia

    • TOfan says:

      {{{{Claudia}}} love every word you said… esp. this: “Is it hard to let go? Yes. We have all felt it before, even after concerts, the not wanting to let go. But, there have always been, and still will be, those magical moments ahead. Moments that will once again make us feel like we did when we first listened to a young boy singing, and it touched us to our souls.”

      Thank you!!! Needed to hear that! <333

  4. SandyBeaches says:

    TOfan…a lovely writing with a most calming effect tonight. I appreciate your daily attitude towards David and all of his adventures and he is truly adventuresome.

    Claudia…so nice to see you here and what lovely comments. It has been quite the time over the last several months that have been full of wonder about this fabulous singer. A little less tension will be welcomed so that is something positive.

    SB

  5. SandyBeaches says:

    jenleighbarry…I hope that TOfan will place the quote and the picture together making a lovely study…

    SB

  6. peppertara says:

    Wonderful post! Right now I am enjoying every bit of joy and excitement that emerges from the man himself. It just oozes from his video blog, love that! Can’t help but feel his joy and can’t help but think that this is all part of the plan. Look what he is leaving us with. Special care and feeding of the fans while away, think he is doing everything he can to try and take care of that (with more to come). He is truly remarkably inspiring!
    this…..”And to me, it doesn’t mean wanting to stop time … although that is tempting 🙂 … but to cherish and treasure each moment.” That’s it right there for me.
    “Don’t let go, hold on to every moment”.
    Beautiful post TOfan, lovely song, lovely and inspiring words, lovely thoughts from everyone.

    Oh…and that sidebar pic “The face that launched a thousand quips”. Cannot stop giggling at that one, cutest thing ever. LOL. Much needed, thanks. 🙂

  7. abanana77 says:

    LOL TOfan! Seriously hilarious caption in the sidebar >>> SPF technician. I could handle that job! lolol

  8. refnaf says:

    “Still sad? Mad? In a Nandito Ako uplift?”
    I don’t know!!!! I really have been thinking and do not know where I AM….. sometimes I think I have it all figured out in my head and then ,wham, my heart gets all messed up again,….. I am enjoying this moment> the Nandito Ako experience, BUT not having a concert for sooo long….. wahhhhhhhhhh I am in a funk again, probs cause I have a head cold….

  9. Kizzi says:

    Hi Everyone. Been lurking only lately.

    Wanted to share something my grand daughter discussed with me the other night, her own epiphany. She has a Life Skills class in High School and they are studying the topic of “Transitions” in life and the skills needed to navigate those transitions successfully.

    She equated her recent lesson in her class to David’s own “transitional” announcement and then herself and me making a “transition” due to that announcement. Smart gal. She then shared a quote from the 2008 Stanford Commencement speech given by Oprah Winfrey (yes, I know some of us aren’t Oprah fans and we must agree that she is once smart, successful, world-savvy lady):

    Difficulties come when you don’t pay attention to life’s whisper. Life always whispers to you first, but if you ignore the whisper, sooner or later you’ll get a scream.

    And her comment about this as a David fan was: “David heard the whisper, you and I Grandma, we waited until it was a scream.”

    “Well,” I mumbled quite lamely as I picked my jaw up off the floor, absorbing her epiphany, “at least I heard the scream.” Talk about out of the mouth of babes. Kids just keep getting smarter and smarter. 😉

    Here’s to a successful, joyful, happy, healthy and prosperous transition, to David and to his fans. Both now and when he returns to music. May his and our wishes come true, transitions, whispers, screams and all. 😀 😀 😀

  10. KathyH says:

    Kizzi, your granddaughter sounds as wise as her grandmother. I’m glad you posted, as I’ve missed your words.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s