What’s my confession? My first reaction when I saw David’s “Child’s Prayer” tweet, on the SAz sidebar, actually, was to cringe and say to myself, “Oh, David, wearing your heart on your sleeve is not helping your career.”
Then I gave my head a shake. Isn’t being true to yourself more important than potential fame and fortune? I’ve always believed that, so why waver now?
A while back I forced myself to stop being so worried about David’s future … that’s entirely his business, not mine… but every now and then old habits spring back.
I 100% felt a connection with his “Child’s Prayer” tweets. I don’t share David’s denomination but I intimately know the gratitude that comes from feeling the pure, unconditional love of a higher power “close around me,” not only when I pray but always.
So why hide that gift from others?
Yes, I miss his random “hush cats” era tweets and vlogs just like everyone else. But that was then and this is now. And if he’s taking a risk to share his devout side with everyone so openly, I imagine he’s going to be taking similar risks with his new music.
Another confession: I also cringed when I first heard the title “He Showed Me How” … but I LOVE that song now. It feels so raw in its way, his voice tenderly touching, it’s like he’s whispering his own confession to you. And that’s what all art should be in a way, isn’t it?
I know some fans look at David and always see a glass half empty … never quite measuring up to their expectations… but I look at him and see a glass overflowing … don’t get me wrong, not a perfect glass, of course not… but one brimming with a rare talent, with courage, and a genuine desire to give to others and to leave this world a better place than how he found it.
My prayer is: I hope I can be more like that.
Sorry for rambling on — and this is far from funny — just needed to share I guess. Thanks for listening.