Cowboy Grizzly’s For the Moment: Guest Post by Diann Zimmerman
Each person who enters your life leaves an entry on your page. Some people post stories of happiness, others post only pictures of cats. Some test you and challenge you to be better, some share their experiences and offer you lessons. Some people unfollow unexpectedly, some comment on your page without invitation, a few are trolls, and some are known to you only as a tick in the page view count.
Every post on your life’s timeline is meaningful, however insignificant it may seem to others. As you scroll down through the memories, try to focus on the good and not the regrets, the lessons learned and not the mistakes.
Cowboy Grizzly’s ‘For the Moment’ reminds us to embrace the important people in our lives. Make sure they know how much their content means to you. And remember those who post sporadically on your page, the lurkers who support you shyly, and the inactive accounts that once made you smile before vanishing into the ether.
The soothing strumming of a guitar prepares you to open an app and review your archived posts, those flashes of your timeline that stand out among the noise. You go to a familiar place expecting to see her, but only see the pale shadow of her absence.
I was walking today, by the ivory pool
I thought I saw your face, but I’m just a fool
I laid down in the sun, and tried to play it cool
So I’ll continue to wonder for the moment
If I’ll see you again, I don’t know it
I won’t forget you
Flashes of her memory pierce through the sunlight and reflect from the ivory pool, making you doubt yourself. Could you have done things differently? Should you have expressed your love more?
Cowboy Grizzly is Grant McMahan of Austin, Texas. ‘For the Moment’ appears on his new four-song EP, Take It Slow. Today’s track marks Cowboy Grizzly’s third Song of the Day. We previously featured ‘Southern Rider,’ the title track of his five-song EP released earlier this year, and ‘Wash Away’ from his fantastic album, Mockingbird, our favorite LP of 2018. Listen to it. Trust me.
Support independent musicians like Cowboy Grizzly. These musicians, like poets, paint beautiful pictures in your mind, explain the unexplainable, and help you understand the pages of your life. And if you buy their music, they won’t have to sell their blood.