Really nice. But you know what? When we met in NYC I saw so much of that kid in the adult David I stood around with and talked to and had coffee with.
It's worth remembering how good an abused boy becomes at hiding his feelings and even his presence. We become expert chameleons, champions at remaining invisible. Those were skills we developed in order to survive, David, and just because we are all grown up now that doesn't mean those skills have been abandoned by the boy within.
I keep thinking of those great "time-travel" pics you did. That's the kind of feeling of safety and security Little David needs. Does any boy WANT to be alone? I don't think so. We just do that if we are afraid. Little David IS in there, and so also are the strength and confidence that Big David needs to take his hand and lead him out into the light.
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me. (Woody Guthrie)