You Can Be Hurt by Love or Healed by the Same

Timing is Everything

I’m a big one to put my life to music in my mind as if my memories are on the big screen; there is always a soundtrack … the one I arrange.

Today my soundtrack is Garrett Hedlund from the movie Country Strong.  He sings a couple of things I really like, but my favorite, hands down, is Timing is Everything.

left-quoteWhen the stars line up, and you catch a break, people think you’re lucky, but you know its grace †

The last verse,

left-quoteCause you can be hurt by love, or healed by the same. Timing is everything

makes me think about this soul revival thing I have going on in my life.

I’ll admit, I entertained this new relationship because I was encouraged by that remembered wild-heart 15 year-old frisson  that overcame me in the beginning.

But over the last few weeks I’ve developed a warmer, richer, perhaps deeper relationship than a 15 year-old could manage; and while I’ll admit the 16 year-old boy that caught my eye and my heart 45 years ago is still warming my heart … I’ve come to be enamored of the man he has become.

I don’t know a lot of 15 year-olds who have a good concept of adulthood, or an idea of who or what they will be when they reach it.  My recollection of being that age is that I was interested in right now, and gave no thought to tomorrow.

(That’s probably pretty obvious.)

So, from the perspective of that place, that 15 year-old, right now, this moment place, I not only had no idea of the man the boy would become, I lacked the depth to even wonder who he could become.

And from the perspective of this place, right now, I have to admit to a growing admiration of the things he’s accomplished. Diverse, creative, original.  A really remarkable man, better than anything I could have imagined.

And a marvelous story teller who keeps me interested and entertained as we lay out the pasts we didn’t share. I look forward to every new chapter.

People think you’re lucky, but you know its grace.

Timing is everything


†”Timing is Everything
© Natalie Hemby and TroyJones

When the stars line up
And you catch a break
People think you’re lucky
But you know its grace

It can happen so fast
Or a little bit late
Timing is everything

You know I’ve had close calls
When it could’ve been me
I was young when I learned just how fragile life can be
I lost friends of mine
I guess it wasn’t my time
Timing is everything

And I could’ve been the child that God took home, 
And I would’ve been one more unfinished song 
And when it seems a rhyme is hard to find
That’s when one comes along
Just in time

I remember that day
When our eyes first met
You ran into the building to get out of the rain
Cause you were soaking wet
And as I held the door 
You wanted to know my name
Timing is everything

And I could’ve been another minute late
And you’d never would’ve crossed my path that day
And when it seems true love is hard to find
That’s when love comes along
Just in time

You can call it fate
Or destiny
Sometimes it really seems like its a mystery

Cause you can be hurt by love
Or healed by the same
Timing is everything

It can happen so fast
Or a little too late
Timing is everything