Why this picture, I ask myself? Random choice? David’s choice? Why use this particular one? Goodness knows, it’s tough to get a crappy shot of the boy.
I’m thinking the choice of pic was deliberate. That it’s telling us a story.
The story of a fair-faced lad looking off into the distance at a future as bright as his teeth. Planning his next gig. Or Slovenian smoothie.
That hint of a smile. Is he imagining what the future holds? Adopting two rescue pups. Naming them yin and yang.
What was going through his mind? “Gotta show off my best side… heh, as if I have a bad one.”
No, he’s clearly pondering Life’s Big Questions. Why are we here? What are we meant to do? Can I avoid VIPs indefinitely?
Maybe he’s thinking of us. About our supportive ideas for his career. And if restraining orders send the wrong message.
The shirt must be symbolic too. Staying true blue. Fresh and sharp. Top button loose in a wild, untamed move that few could pull off with such panache. “Biebs may give a guided tour of his tattoos,” he seems to be saying, “but let ’em guess at my birthmark shaped like Kanye!”
And he’s standing next to rough hewn wood of some kind… a wall? a door? Is he telling us that for every door that closes another will open? Showing us the contrast between the weather-beaten past of A.I. and the glowy glow glow of the new, independent Archie? Or is he simply reminding us to slide down the banister of life with the splinters facing the right way?
Is head is held high. Hopeful. Brave. With a hearty dose of hair.
Life is good, my friends. Life is good. The Archuleta tells us so.
Is this what David meant when he said he was “putting feelers out there”? 😉