So when I was growing up my brother used to be in LOVE with Rush. He still is as far as I know.
I hated them.
I can't think when there is music on. Even to this day if I am doing anything requiring any thought the only music I can tolerate is instrumental only.
So I spent most of my youth trying to think AROUND some very loud music. He was into very loud music. (Rush was actually one of the more mellow bands he listened to.)
So I hated the music.
And so I hated Rush.
Now that I am older I can control the when and the volume - I like Rush.
They are skilled musicians and their lyrics are sublime.
And so I asked my brother for some cd's and he burned them for me and I occasionally sit around and listen to Geddy Lee and the gang.
That's all. Sometimes I listen.
And today I was wondering what else I missed out on because it was presented poorly and how I can avoid that mistake for my kids.
And then I realized that I have no chance.
The way my brother listened to Rush as a teen has helped to shape who he is and what he values.
It made me not like Rush.
No real harm done. And it helped Michael a great deal.
Anyway I thought about Rush today because there are still a great number of people out there who have not yet decided who they will vote for in less than a month!
And I am hopeful that they will either support Obama or stay home.
But as Rush says:
You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that's clear
I will choose freewill