Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday

You know how some times when you're driving, and you get into sort of a Zen state where you're just in the moment, and you hear a song on the radio and the lyrics subtly percolate their way into your brain?

And you're surprised by how eloquent they truly are, especially when they're heard for the first with an open mind? Without that reflex that makes you jaded, snide, sarcastic?

Well, when I heard today's TT lyrics, I was shocked at how they moved me. They come from a genre I never listen to as a rule (I have a just a few music rules), but when I was clicking around station to station, I landed here for some reason.

Then I heard the song again on another station. An odd coincidence.

Later that day, going out again; yet another station, same song. Beyond coincidence; just plain eerie.

I had to rush back home to search if something tragic had happened to Tim McGraw.

Nope.

I checked to see if it was the anniversary of his dad's passing. Not that either.

I'll just chalk it up to the universe sending me a message that we should all embrace every given moment of the life we're given - there are no backsies, there are no do-overs.

No matter how crazy busy your life is, how much you're scrambling around in an valiant effort to try to keep on top of things for you and your spouse and your family for today and tomorrow and next week simultaneously, bring an awareness to the right now.

We all think we're immortal until we're shown otherwise.

One of the verses that really resonated with me was this:

"And I loved deeper
and I spoke sweeter
And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying.
And he said: "Some day, I hope you get the chance,
To live like you were dyin'."

How hard is it to speak sweetly? Words can be weapons, but they can also be balm for a soul.

And how many of us are shouldering some grudge so heavy that it begets a daily struggle to walk upright?

How much lighter would we feel if we were to just lay that burden down once and for all?

Time is sweeter than we think. Live that way.

5 comments:

thecheekofgod said...

Excellent song choice. And it is odd that you'd hear it so much, given how old it is.

We spend way too much time carrying the grudges of the past, often even forgetting what the initial slight was. We need to let this stuff go.

Great thoughts for this Thursday . . .

♥~♥ Tracey ♥~♥ said...

While cutting the grass the other day, I had on my Zune. I listened to the lyrics of the songs instead of the beat and it was eye-opening. I found that I loved more of the songs even more than I did before ;0)

♥~♥ Tracey ♥~♥ said...

Holy crap. You will never guess what my word verification word was for the above comment.

"morte"

*chills*

Patty Parton said...

Oh my gosh........you might become a country fan yet......yeehaw. I have a bunch of cd's I can lone you...

baronessvonb said...

Count Cheeky: It was very odd, indeed. And therefore noteworthy.

Countess Tracey: Isn't it great when you fall in love all over again to your old favorites? As for the "morte" verfication - yikes. Everything really is interconnected somehow. Don't doubt it for a second.

Countess of Country: Don't get your hopes up too high. Wait a minute - who am I talking to?

 
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