A @DavidArchie picture is worth 1,001 words….

da6So I’ve noticed this photo keeps popping up whenever a concert notice is tweeted from David’s account.

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”? 😉


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29 Responses to A @DavidArchie picture is worth 1,001 words….

  1. Grammyj says:

    I love your thoughts on David’s picture! I also love your positive spin and many times amusing take on David’s music career. I like how David is enjoying life – out flying a drone, snowboarding, laying in a pile of balloons. Next month hopefully fans will post videos from his March concerts. I’m hoping he puts one of his new songs in the mix.

    I enjoyed the Grammys last night. Quite a few artists that David knows were on the telecast. As an ODD David fan of course I hope David gets a Grammy someday.

  2. TOfan says:

    He #drones, he IGs, he tweets, he tries his best to get a free Android phone 🙂 … well, well, well….

    … so he WAS watching 🙂


  3. refnaf says:

    Oh I do love a good sound track!!
    That would be all kinds of awesome!
    Again, TOfan you had me loling! Needed that today so thanks!!

  4. djafan says:

    Deb….Standing O! I love this! When I look at that picture I wonder what he’s wondering lol

  5. pabuckie says:

    Live with your eyes wide open
    Love with your heart unbroken
    (that’s just what that pic says to me).
    Thank you TOfan. I love that pic.

  6. peppertara says:

    Great post again TOfan, love that pic too…and your wonderful descriptions! Do like David’s tweet too: Android: Monotune, good one. Nice that David caught the Grammy’s (or some of it). I did watch some but not all of it. Yes, bad mistake with Adele’s audio. She was great in spite of it.
    and pabuckie….”Live with your eyes wide open Love with your heart unbroken”. Very nice.

  7. Kizzi says:

    You’re outdone yourself with this one TO!!!! Every line is a gem. Lolololololol.

  8. refnaf says:

    Little birdy told me it’s our favourite, funniest, kindest, most insightful writer’s birthday today!!!! Huge birthday hugs to TOfan!!! How may spankings???!!!!
    Have an awesome day!!! (((((hug))))

  9. angelofdja says:

    The Happiest, Happy Birthday to you TOfan! May your year be everything you desire! 💐 & 🎂 ❗️

  10. TOfan says:

    aww, thanks you guys!!! you are truly the bestest! (and yes, that is a word, I declare it so 🙂 )

  11. oliveoil says:

    Tofan , hope you have the happiest birthday and may all your dreams come true ! We love you !!

  12. Kizzi says:

    Happy Birthday TOfan! And many more. 🎉🎂🎉

  13. peppertara says:

    Oh Happy Birthday TOfan! Think the day is not quite over in the east, so I send my happiest wishes to you. Hope you had a wonderful day, time to celebrate you!

  14. TOfan says:

    omigosh just read Amber’s blog (she posted the link on her IG):

    No wonder we share a birthday, it was like reading my own story at her age… I’m sure David’s gone through some of these same things as well. You just never know the pain that can lurk behind someone’s smile.

    • missbianca says:

      I related to her blog, too. Depression sucks.

      I know I wished you happy birthday somewhere, but I feel the need to do it here, too. Because you are THE BEST! May all the joy you’ve given us return to you throughout the year, especially on days you need it the most. Because you don’t know how often you’ve given me the lift I’ve needed most. {{{{{{{{squishy hug}}}}}}}}

      Hey anyone know anyone who’s going to Boise besides me (“only” an 8 hour drive) and TaterZen (who lives there). I want to know if setting up a lunch or something is worth doing.

    • Grammyj says:

      With age I’ve learned that everyone feels pain at one time or other. I dealt with panic attacks/depression when I was a young adult and finally got the help I needed. I’m glad she is getting therapy.

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