Hold Your Fire
I was thrilled to look out my window this morning and see rain. It was not enough rain, to be sure. Looking out now I see it has stopped raining, but the sky is gray, so here's hoping for more! It has been so dry the last few weeks. My lawn, everyone's lawn, looked like straw by this last weekend. I've been watering since the weekend, so I've gotten some green back -- I hate to think what my water bill will look like.
That's the funny thing about drought here. It hasn't rained, but it isn't like we aren't next to one of the largest sources of fresh water in the world. We aren't going to go thirsty.
On the ride in, I felt strangely chipper and energized. I had this sudden urge to play "Tai Shan" off of Hold Your Fire. If I were to rank all Rush songs, Tai Shan would probably be in the fifth. But I just wanted to hear it, and I sang along in the car on the ride in.
I then started selecting all of the deep tracks off of Hold Your Fire, like High Water, Open Secrets, Second Nature. Hold Your Fire is almost 20 years old this year, and is probably still one of the more maligned Rush albums. Even fans of the band complain that there is too much synth, that the sound is too clean, that it doesn't really rock. They still debate the addition of Aimee Mann on a couple of the tracks. But I say that even the deep tracks off of Hold Your Fire are better than most of the new album, Snakes & Arrows.
And the lyrics really speak to me.
The point of a journey is not to arrive -- anything can happen!