Be Still My Soul….
Thy hope, thy confidence, let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
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He that can have Patience, can have what he will.
~ Benjamin Franklin
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BEGIN. Vlog #5 – Be Still My Soul
Vlog #5 (credit theofficialarchuleta)
Bringing this over from yesterday’s post because it seems particularly well suited to celebrate a Serene Sunday – and David, in his wisdom, gives us the perfect backdrop to take a step back from the hectic craziness of the past week and focus on the things that really matter. We’ve been caught up in the excitement of BEGIN. with the much awaited US iTunes pre-order, and the special gift of an immediate download of Broken.
We’ve reveled in the avalanche of all-things-David as fans unearthed never before posted treasures from their David Files and shared them on Ology. We’ve engaged in a spirited competition on a quest to proclaim that David is indeed the Best AI Finalist Ever! Trending parties galore – loved by many and met with disdain by some – but always an amazing display of ArchuTeamwork as geographic distance, time zones and language barriers melt away faster than a snowcone on a scorching summer day. Powered by enthusiasm and a shared admiration for David the artist and David the person, Go-Getters get the job done!
Then a bombshell! BEGIN. CDs ARRIVE EARLY! Some lucky fans reap the benefits of a near-sighted Sears shipping clerk (I swear that looked like August 1), an uncharacteristically efficient postal service or they have the elusive luck-o-the-Irish, in which case you all should check your backyards for leprechauns and pots of gold! However as ying & yang would have it, good fortune bears its own burden…. to post or not to post ~ THAT is the question! Personally speaking, I’d like to thank those fans who only posted links to the photos and inserts, making sure to add ALL CAPS warnings of SPOILER ALERT! While I don’t begrudge any fan the desire to peek under the tent before the circus opens, I do appreciate giving fans a choice of deciding for themselves when, where and how they want to enjoy this precious gift that David has given to us.
All this excitement and BEGIN. has not even officially BEGUN! So yes, this seems like the perfect time to sit back with your morning beverage of choice, find your happy place, settle in and still your soul….
Be Still My Soul – Fireside 2008 (credit meleahrubino)
Be Still My Soul – BYU Rexburg 2010 (credit annalisasinger84)
Be Still My Soul – BEGIN. 90-second Clip 2012 (credit JR4DA2012)