David Archuleta ~ Fall Is Here Friday! From Japan to Idaho Falls – New Vids! Get Your Concert Tix: BYU, Tuacahn & Midland, Fan Lunch in St. George, ArchuArtwork, “Hello Mr. Dimples”, East Coast Archies Stay Safe! Saturday Surprise!: Concert in Miami, FL 10/16/15 With Nathan Pacheco!


David & Goliath Nathan Pacheco

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Surprise! Nathan Pacheco announced (rather excitedly) that David will be the featured guest at his concert in Miami, FL on 10/16/15!  

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Word spread like wildfire on social media when Nathan posted a short vid from a Chipotle, most likely in Nashville, with rain pouring in the background.  This vid is all kinds of WIN! David looks intently at Nathan while he’s announcing the special guest – like he doesn’t know it’s HIM!  We also get several waves, a thumbs up and a peace sign – and then there’s the eyebrows lol! :-)

And it looks like we might even be getting a video of the show! Nathan and David are doing a duet, and David will be “tearing up the stage” with a couple of songs – I wish I could go!  All you East Coast Archies – this show is on your coast! GO FOR IT!

- Click to watch on Nathan's FB

– Click to watch on Nathan’s FB

But not even a downpour could dampen Nathan’s obvious excitement nor David’s sunny smile.  David let his hands and his eyebrows do the talking, which Rhiminee captured brilliantly on her awesome Tumblr page! Click below to view!

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Tags: david archuleta i can’t stop laughing at his eyebrows in that last gif bless why is he so precious you should watch the video too! david is gonna be in miami!! as a guest but still I HOPE HE SINGS IN SPANISH you guys know my weakness also he is at his awkward presh best in that video i wanna take him my jacket he looked so cold why are you out in the rain when you were just sick???!! why do people let him do things don’t they realize he needs to be kept in a soft warm pocket and fed thai food and disney musicals??!!! i mean also watch the video because you can see how tiny he is omg i adore it

Rhiminee’s Tumblr Let the music PLAY:  CLICK HERE

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Nathan Pacheco

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Nathan is a very popular artist who has a unique genre, which is described as Opera/Pop/Crossover.  His FB page has information about his upcoming concert in Miami, FL on October 16, 2015.

Nathan Pacheco is an American-Brazilian classically trained tenor born in Virginia with a passion for reaching out and uplifting people through music. In addition to being a television and recording artist, Nathan completed his debut solo tour in 2013. He has been featured globally in live performances, including touring the United States, Canada, and Mexico with Yanni; performing with Latin singing sensation Olga Tañon; touring England, Scotland, and Wales with Katherine Jenkins and the National Symphony Orchestra; performing for Prince Charles in conjunction with the British Forces Foundation and the USO; and performing with the San Diego Symphony. In 2012, PBS aired the special “Introducing Nathan Pacheco” and “Christmas with Nathan Pacheco”. He has been featured on multiple Yanni recordings, including the latest album Inspirato, where Nathan was featured alongside Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, and other opera stars.

Nathan’s debut album was released in 2012 by Disney Pearl. Shortly after release, it registered as one of the top ordered classical/crossover discs on iTunes and Amazon. His second album Nathan Pacheco II was released earlier this year.

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- Click for Tix!

If you’re planning to attend, hurry and get your tix because they are NOT CHEAP!  Opera apparently costs a pretty penny! Top balcony seats are $53.22, but Orchestra seats will set you back $122.77 to a whopping $534.72!

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Nathan’s Music Vids

Here are a few vids that show Nathan’s amazing range and the different types of genre’s that make up his personal style of performing.

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen (credit: Nathan Pacheco)

Nessun Dorma – Nathan Pacheco w/ MoTab (credit: MoTab)

O’ Holy Night  (credit: TenoreParadiso)

White Christmas (credit: AlohaJosie)

Star Spangled Banner (credit: eharris1908)

OK, the guy can SANG!  I can see why they charge $500+ for Orchestra seats.  Nathan said he and David would be singing a duet – I’m curious what song they’ll sing – I hope some Archies go so they can give us the deets!

The choice of these vids may or may not have been specifically chosen to see how Nathan fares in comparison to another great singer *ahem* – so what do you think? Who sang it better? :-)

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Exciting Saturday Surprise for us – and it’s great that David is being invited to sing with other super talented artists.  I love how Nathan introduced David as “one of the best singers of our day” and David points at Nathan – he cracks me up!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! Pastel will be back next week with a fabulous new post!

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Staying True

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Inspirational, Quotes, Inspiring, Sayings, True, Happy

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From Japan to Idaho Falls to Us!

Just when you think you’ve watched ALL the vids from David’s recent concerts in Idaho Falls and Layton, awesome fans post more – and HQ ones at that! September felt like Christmas with an abundance of pics, vids and amazing concert recaps from fans who helped us all feel like we were there!

A few new vids popped up from Mebaru, who traveled from Japan with Keiko to see David in Idaho Falls & Layton.  These vids are from Idaho Falls, and both the audio and video are fantastic! David does his signature change-ups so songs we’ve heard a million many times seem brand new!  I’m hoping there are more vids waiting to be uploaded!  For now, enjoy these vids – it’s like having a front row seat! I especially love the Nunca Pense vid which includes an introduction to the band, audience participation – and well…. Spanish! :-)

Nunca Pense- Idaho Falls 9/17/15 (credit: mebaru aliceleta)

Beautiful – Idaho Falls 9/17/15 (credit: mebaru aliceleta)

MKOP shows up as black & white here but if you click to view on You Tube the vid is in color.

MKOP – Idaho Falls 9/17/15 (credit: mebaru aliceleta)

Don’t Give Up – Idaho Falls 9/17/15 (credit: mebaru aliceleta)

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BYU Spectacular Up Next!

Ali posted in comments that some floor seats were recently released and that seats are still available in the upper sections – so if you’ve been waffling about going to the BYU Spectacular, hurry and get your tix today! 

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Then Tuacahn Here We Come!


Pardon my excitement when I post about the upcoming shows in St. George, but I’ll be there!  I’ll actually be sitting in this amazing venue surrounded by the red rocks of Utah listening to David sing in an open air amphitheater! I understand that November might be a little chilly in St. George, so I’m packing a jacket, a scarf and maybe some mittens! (where in the world do I get mittens lol)

Here's a pair! photo via snowangelzz.com

Here’s a pair! photo via snowangelzz.com

The other thing I’m really excited about is our Fan lunch and get together on Saturday when we’ll get to hug our friends and make some new ones too!  Fans are traveling from afar (me included), some fans live right there in St. George – and fans from all points in between will gather to enjoy each others’ company, share stories and make even more wonderful memories to keep us connected.


If you’ll be in St. George on Saturday 11/7/15 and want to join us, please RSVP by sending an email to fodfrontpage@gmail.com – see you there!

Date:  Saturday, November 7, 2015
Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Place: Best Western Abbey Inn – Victoria Room – 1129 S. Bluff Street
Menu: Soup & Salad Bar
Cost:   $15 (Cash only please – payment collected at registration table)
RSVP: fodfrontpage@gmail.com

- Best Western Abbey Inn

– Best Western Abbey Inn

- Victoria Room

– Victoria Room

We also got some great suggestions for restaurants to visit in the St. George area! You KNOW we’ll be taking a trip to SWIG! :-)

George’s Corner
2 W St. George Blvd
St. George, UT  84770
(Great pub food!!  There are a few other restaurants nearby too like Painted Pony which is owned by the same people as George’s Corner but more expensive, up-scale)
Rigatti’s Pizza (2 locations)
73 N Main St.
St. George, UT  84770
(This place is very small.  Maybe best for takeout)
28 North 300 West
Washington, UT  84780 (town adjoining St. George)
(This location is bigger, but either make reservations or plan to wait in line)
Black Bear Diner (Great breakfast and great value.  They are always busy.  They serve home cooking-type meals.  I think this is pretty close to Abbey Inn)
1245 S Main St.
St. George, UT 84770
The following 4 are all in the same area where there are a lot of food establishments nearby.
Marv’s (great old fashioned hamburgers and fries with fry sauce!)
1091 N Bluff St.
St. George, UT  84770
Grandma Tobler’s Bakery
1091 N Bluff St.
St. George, UT  84770
The Crepery
1091 N Bluff St.
St. George, UT  84770
Fractured Prune (create your own donuts.)
1091 N Bluff St.
St. George, UT  84770
Swig – drinks, cookies, smoothies (two locations)
989 E Tabernacle St.
St. George, UT  84770
287 W St. George Blvd
St. George, UT  84770
Rowley’s Red Barn (REALLY great ice cream!)
25 N 300 W
Washington, UT  84770
(This is right next to Rigatti’s in Washington)

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Midland, Texas To Follow!

Lots of great seats left for the Midland show!  Gather your fan friends and plan a trip to Texas!  The Wagner Noel Theater looks like an amazing venue! Look how close the first row is to the stage!

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– Wagner Noel Theater

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– Click for tix!

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jPaleFOD has been busy creating amazing drawings of David!

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Keiko’s “Hello Mr. Dimple” MGR Vid

File this under “short but sweet”!  Keiko’s original 8-second vid just wasn’t enough for her so she made a merry-go-round version!

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– click to view on Keiko’s Instagram

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East Coast Stay Safe!

Sending prayers to stay safe to all the East Coast Archies who may be in the path of Hurricane Joaquin – hunker down!

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Well that’s a wrap for this post – not much new news, but looking forward to the upcoming shows, and remember – there will be Christmas shows!


October is here and the snap of Fall is in the air – the weather has turned cooler and Starbucks has Pumpkin Spice Lattes!   Thank you again to everyone who generously shared pics, vids and fan stories with us – this fan family is something really special!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a Saturday update!


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David Archuleta~ Two Talents Two Lovely Hearts- Mutual Admiration~ @DavidArchie and @GracieSchram, Jani’s Concert Adventure Recap Continues, A Glorious Ending


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Mutual Admiration~ David and Gracie

Yesterday on Instagram and facebook, David shared a wonderful pic of himself with Gracie Schram, his recent concert opener. Accompanying the photo were sweet words re: her talent and philanthropic efforts.  What a lovely show of admiration, appreciation, and support by David for a fellow artist and humanitarian!

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The #wearethechange effort by Gracie is included in Cambio’s article on Gracie. I’ve posted some of her background in an earlier post, but in case you missed it, click below to learn more about all she’s accomplished to help others.~

Gracie Schram Cambio

And speaking of “We Are The Change,” Listen to it below and CLICK HERE to check out her new album I Am Me on iTunes!

Two talented artists with big hearts.~Their duet  of “Don’t Give Up”  during the recent shows was a wonderful highlight!

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Gracie’s Love For MKOP!

The night before last, Gracie posted an instagram with a mini cover of David’s “My Kind Of Perfect”~ sure wish we could hear her sing the entire song…or better yet, maybe a MKOP duet?? :)

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Tickets Needed For Tuacahn!

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Two fans are searching for precious tickets to David’s shows in Tuacahn!

One needed for Friday November 6th, 2015

One needed for Saturday November 7th, 2015

If you have or know of any tickets that are available for these shows, please write us at FODfrontpage@gmail.com Thank you!

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 Jani’s Concert Adventure Recap (Continued)

Kalei posted Part 1 of Jani’s Adventure and today we continue! Jani’s first “David-live” concert experience encompassed all four of David’s warm up shows! Today she recaps day #2 and #3 for us!

Day two – Friendly  D  &  Fun Fans

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The second day of my ArchuAdventure began a bit more calmly, but only a bit. ;)

I was still giddy and excited from the previous night, and could not stop thinking about it, or the fact that I was going to experience it all again!  Since there was going to be a bit of a fan luncheon, I was glad to have something to look forward to, and to fill in the time until the concert started.  Maybe that would calm me down. Ha.  

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This was another chance to meet some fellow Archies.  I enjoyed it so much!  It was wonderful to put faces to names.  In fact, I think I made a fool of myself with at least one.

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“Are you Deb from snowangelz?! Oh my gosh, I feel like I’m meeting a celebrity!” I did. I had loved her writing for years now, and it felt so good to be able to tell her that in person.  She probably thought I was crazy, but she was very kind.  In fact every person I met was welcoming and kind, and, of course, so happy about the concert the night before, so there was plenty to talk about.  I discovered that I felt an instant bond with people I didn’t really know.  Warm hugs and greetings felt like the most natural thing in the world, though we had never before met.  Our love and support for David was all that was needed to feel a connection.

In fact one of my favorite parts of this experience, aside from the concerts, was watching fans that clearly had a history and long standing friendships, meet up and greet each other.  It warmed my heart, and I didn’t feel the least bit out of place observing this from the outside.  I knew that David had been the means of creating lifelong friends among fans, and it was a joy to stand back and watch their happiness at seeing each other again.

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 I marveled that Shelley had made key chains for everyone, Keiko was giving out beautiful boxes of candies from Japan, and Gregory was sharing his “dream come true” experience, coming from the Philippines. (I really shouldn’t get started on fans names or how nice it was to meet and visit with them, both last night and today.  I will leave someone out for sure, and I didn’t get to meet everyone.)  Suffice it to say that it was part of the fun that I hadn’t really anticipated. (Nor had I anticipated that photos taken would end up on the front page at FOD.  Dang it, ladies, you could have told me and I would have sucked in that tummy! ;)  I’m pretty sure I remember Sue saying,  “No, this is just for us, I won’t post these.”  Ha, I have now been forewarned and will not be surprised by THAT again! ☺)

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Going back to the day. After lunch we went back to the hotel for much needed naps and downtime.  Again, it was impossible to sleep, but it felt good to rest up and anticipate what this nights’ concert would bring.  When I heard about David’s tractor/ticket tweet I couldn’t stop smiling.  Was that not the sweetest, most clever thing?  And that fact that he was there waiting made it all the more endearing and exciting.  I felt like he was reaching out to fans in a personal way and that made me happy!

Finally time for the concert, it was great to see that my seat was next to other fans, Lisa and Linda; and then along came Mary Dee!  How excited she was for her first concert!  It was exactly as I had felt the night before, and I was so happy for her.

I was just as excited to see and hear him again, too, actually, but this time it was with a little less anxiety.  I wasn’t worrying about how it would go for David.  I knew he had been fabulous the night before and would be again, so I totally relaxed and enjoyed the show!  He seemed even more relaxed, too, as he bounded onto the stage this time.  The crowd had lots of young folks in it, and they were VERY enthusiastic, which made it even more fun.  What a night!  Don't Run Away vid by muldur Idaho Falls  cap by me 4

I loved how chatty and personable David was; how when someone called out something in Spanish, he responded (in Spanish) without batting an eye; and when he heard Tagalog he said, ‘I know that! It means I love you.”  And when a girl yelled, “ I love you, David,” he smiled and said, in what to me was a sweet, plaintive tone,  “And I don’t even know who you are.” (I think the first night he responded, in his singsong voice, “You don’t love me, cuz you don’t know me”, smiling sweetly and looking so dang cute!)  He acknowledged Philippine fans, and fellow mishs, and thanked us all many times throughout the night.  He seemed truly grateful that people came.  He also seemed as comfortable and happy on the stage as I could have possibly hoped for him to be, and seeing that was a total pleasure for me.  

If I was blown away by his voice and presence the first night, I was equally charmed and captivated tonight! It would take me days to write about each song and how he sang it or how I felt.  I’ll just say that David performed every song beautifully and with his whole heart!  He has such a gift!  He shared his thoughts and feelings with ease and warmth.  I loved how he moved on the stage, expressing the music through his moves as well as his voice.  I liked how aware of the band he was, too, sort of directing them at times. I liked the band, too!  Well, really there was nothing I didn’t like! I did detect a tiny bit of hoarseness in his voice in the last song or two, and thought, “Oh David, be careful with that voice of yours, I hope you haven’t overworked it.” He seemed and looked good, though, and I put those thoughts right out of my head.  David had done it again!  I was happy… for me, for him, and for everyone there!

As I walked out to the lobby, feeling grateful and thinking, “He is the total package in every way!” I hardly wanted to leave the theater. It had kind of become a special place to me now.  We stayed for a while, visiting with other fans and just relishing the night.  Of course, I didn’t know what was to come in Layton, but it had been another fabulous day.  And I was looking forward to the drive to Utah!   

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Day three – Panic and Peace

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Another night to see David felt like such a blessing!  I was excited to make the drive to Utah through my native Idaho farmland, and even more excited to experience another great show!  Thanks to Sharon’s husband, we were able to ride along chatting and napping while John drove.  It was a beautiful, blue-sky day and I was anticipating what it would be like to hear David’s voice soaring through the night air.  I couldn’t wait!

Kenley Amphitheater credit Nancy

Kenley Amphitheater credit Nancy

We arrived at the amphitheater around noon to pick up tickets, and decided to check out the venue.  It was a lovely setting with a wide, grassy slope, surrounded by trees, and a view of the mountains.  I was really surprised to see that there were about 30 chairs and a few people already lining up along the entrance.  One girl said she had been there since 8:30am! Well, this was new to me!  Sharon decided right then and there that we needed to put up our chairs and wait in line!  Since my mother in law was expecting me, we quickly drove to her home, dropped me off, and dear Sharon went back to wait in line.  She had books, snacks, water and her love of chatting with fans to make the waiting time go by.  Thank you, Sharon!

I joined her around 5:00 to discover that the line wound clear through the park.  I was grateful for that spot we found at 11:00!  Also fun, was the fact that Sharon had gotten aquatinted with some fans; one, Melanie, who grew up near my hometown in Idaho, but had never seen David live.  She was a huge fan and a fun lady, so it was another chance to enjoy the night with a first time concert goer!  It seemed like it would be the perfect night!  Again, excitement reigned as we settled into our seats and waited for David.

When he finally came out we were on our feet cheering, and Melanie couldn’t believe she was seeing him for real!  I understood that feeling well, having just experienced it myself!  David started his set and almost immediately Sharon and I looked at each other with panic in our eyes.  Something was wrong.  David’s voice, one of the most unique and distinctive voices ever, was not what we were hearing.  He was straining and struggling.  Oh, noooooo!  Sharon grabbed my hand.  We sat anxiously awaiting what was to come and offered silent prayers.  We knew before he said it, of course, that he was “under the weather”.  The fact that he was willing to keep trying so as not to disappoint the 1,700 people there was a testament to his determination and courage.  But my heart ached for him.

He still continued with the show, and the fact that he managed to sing at all, and entertain and engage the crowd was something to marvel at.  He was absolutely giving it his all.  I loved how he asked for help on the numbers, and held out the mike   for fans to complete lines he couldn’t.  As the show continued, it became clear that people were not so much disappointed as they were concerned for David.  It seemed everyone wanted to do what he or she could to help him.  It was slowly becoming a great big sing-along of sorts, filled with love and support, and cheering at the end of each number.  At one point some folks behind us said, “It’s ok, David, we’ll be your backup!”  My panic was subsiding.  He spoke some of the lyrics, changed up songs to accommodate his vocal range, smiled and delighted us. Though his voice was not it’s best, he was an absolute professional.  I couldn’t have been more proud of him.

When David left the stage, and returned with the DAC guy we knew they were ending the show. David explained that he wanted to give us his best, and it was hard not being able to do that.  Oh, David.  I was stunned when he said he was going to do a couple more songs, but I’m so glad he did.  By this time it was dark, and when he sang Bridge Over Troubled Waters, hundreds in the crowd had their phone lights out and were swaying, creating this beautiful twinkling effect as we sang with him.  The feelings of love that enveloped us, and that were sent out to him were real and incredibly sweet.layton night 1 Glorious

I will never forget it.  He ended the night with Glorious, all of us singing those words, “Everyone plays a piece, and there are melodies, in each one of us.“ Well, there certainly were that night, and it was a beautiful thing to see.

When I said to Melanie, “I’m so sorry you weren’t able to hear David at his best.”  She smiled, and said sincerely, “It’s OK. I know what he sounds like. I’ve listened to him a million times. I got to see him and feel his heart. “  Yes, we all did.

What had started out with my panic and angst for David, ended with beautiful feelings of love and peace.  He had to know and feel it, too.  We were not just there because we loved his voice.  We were there because we loved him.  Sometimes prayers are answered in ways that are different and better than we had imagined.  Maybe this was just what David needed to know. I wouldn’t have traded this night for anything. 

*Thank you Jani for your wonderful detailed Day 2 & 3!! I love the way you looked at his performances on the first night in Layton… “that the fans were called to play a piece” and all did just that in support of David.
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Finding Happiness in “What Is”~

Today’s quote was chosen with the first show in Layton in mind. “The key to happiness is letting each situation be what it is instead of what you think it should be.”  Words of advice such as these can sound so much easier than the actual accomplishment … especially for those who tend to be perfectionists in their craft… always wanting to give their very best as David  consistently does when recording or performing.

The happiness factor I think involves a resolution…a peace and a mindset instead to enjoy the moments you’re given in the present circumstance with the people who have been placed there with you. I feel this is what must have happened near the end of David’s first show when his health altered his ability to perform for his audience in the way he “thought it should be.”

There were very few recordings from concert attendees from the show… with the regulations and David’s health, restraint from any (even attempt) at recording made perfect sense. The most beautiful gift of the night though, did come in a recording… a recording of Glorious that was only one minute and fifty six seconds long, courtesy of Mundo Archuleta. In that short recording [of which I am only an observer,] I saw happiness in David’s face… a peace and resolution to surrender what he could not control and instead just bask in the love present, and the situation that was. To watch it is truly…glorious. :)

It’s a slow day for news, and I’m being pulled in a few directions today in RL, so I’ll close for now. I will be around, though to update with any news. Happy Wednesday everyone!

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