Shakespeare and David
by Nellie (Janel)
I’ll have to quote from my favorite Shakespeare play first, Much Ado About nothing. Beatrice is in a state of anguish over her cousin. She says to Benedict: “You have stayed me in a happy hour for I was about to protest my love for you.” Benedict says to her “Then do it with all thy heart.” Beatrice: “I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.”
How many of us have been sullen because of bad news, a death of a friend or family member, a bad day at work or school and David manages to lift us up with his music and our heart is filled with love again? David takes us from our bad moods and stays us in a happy hour, professing our joy for him and his music.
From A Midsummer Night’s Dream
“Cupid is a Knavish Lad, thus to make poor females mad.”
I only think about David with this one because of how many young girls have been struck by a cupid’s arrow when it comes to David. The young girl wishing to be the one whom David’s heart beats for. And girls, young and old making us a little crazy for our affections to David. Some affections are strong, making the heart go pitter-patter at his smile, his voice, his laugh. Some affections are similar to that of a mother, of adornment and concern toward a child. He makes us want to shelter him, and we worry about him.
“This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
How true is this statement about David? David is always true to himself, his morals, his beliefs. He has no pretension about NOT wanting his music to fit into the mold of the immoral world, what the music business thinks he should compromise and make his music be like. Part of David’s charm is his strength in character. He won’t bend to what others want him to do. David to his own self is true, and when we follow in his example, our lives are changed for the better.
From All’s Well that Ends Well.
“That I should love a bright particular star, and think to wed it. He is so above me.”
How bright a star is David??? So many young girls love him and would give anything to marry him (how many “Marry me David” signs have we seen? Countless!) For so many, this goal is unreachable. David doesn’t think to be above or better than anyone else, but we can change that quote to say “He is so out of reach.” But for one lucky girl, one day, that hope and dream will come true. So, keep hoping girls!
From Julius Caesar:
“It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.”
Well, though David would say it’s important to have an education, creativity is his centerpiece. His style of music, the way he sings and delivers it to our hearts, how he can create an existing song to make it his own. We love our creative genius!
“Now, good digestion wait on appetite, and health on both.”
That one, self explanatory, David loves to eat, a lot, and he often eats healthy.
From Anthony and Cleopatra:
“Give me some music – music, moody food of us that trade in love”
Give us David music. Music to love by, live by, cry with, the moody food of our soul.
From Twelfth Night:
“This fellow’s wise enough to play the fool and to do that well craves a kind of wit.”
I’m not sure what context this quote is in concerning the play, but this reminded me of David because he calls himself a dork and goofy. Wit is humor. His tweets can be so funny sometimes. He probably isn’t even trying to be funny. What did David Cook say about him on idol? Something like David is a funny guy and has a dry wit about him. David didn’t even know what Cook meant by that. Even that was funny!
Quote from William Shakespeare:
“The Love of Heaven makes one heavenly”
So true of David, our angel. He sings because of God and for God. He knows that God will use his music for good. He uses his status as a star for good by helping others. Jesus loves little children. David emulates Jesus for that same love. He cares so much for children who are suffering in this world. David is our angel from heaven.
And finally from Othello:
“He hath a daily beauty in his life.”
No words needed.