Sometimes there are pictures of David that capture some vital essence of his character, one of the basic parts of his complex and often confusing personality. We’ve seen him pensive, troubled, intense, tickled, sweet and bouncy.

But this particular photo evokes all of the warmth and joy that follows David wherever he goes. This is how I think of David most of the time. Perhaps because he gives that warmth and joy so freely, and these are the feelings we want to remember and keep in the forefront even as we long for his return and hope for him that he is happy and well and thriving.