A Victory Is a Victory

This is for you, Maz…I hope you find you can get some worth from it.

So beautiful a piece she wrote here about making change, and it reminded me of a Rush song from their Vapor Trails album. A little backstory about this one:

Beginning on August 10, 1997, immediately following Rush’s “Test For Echo” tour, Neil Peart endured concurrent, seemingly unendurable tragedies when his daughter (and only child) died in a car accident, and his wife died from cancer 10 months later. This put Rush on indefinite hiatus for the first time, and prompted Neil to write “Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road”, his second book. In September 2000, Neil married Los Angeles photographer Carrie Nuttall. Following Neil’s recovery, Rush returned victoriously to the studio and the stage in 2002 with “Vapor Trails”, their 17th studio album. (IMDB)

ghost rider

I strongly recommend his Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road book.

The first song on Vapor Trails album is called One Little Victory, and here are the lyrics:

A certain measure of innocence
Willing to appear naive
A certain degree of imagination
A measure of make-believe

A certain degree of surrender
To the forces of light and heat
A shot of satisfaction
In a willingness to risk defeat

Celebrate the moment
As it turns into one more
Another chance at victory
Another chance to score

The measure of the moment
Is a difference of degrees
Just one little victory
A spirit breaking free

One little victory
The greatest act can be
One little victory

A certain measure of righteousness
A certain amount of force
A certain degree of determination
Daring on a different course

A certain amount of resistance
To the forces of the light and love
A certain measure of tolerance
A willingness to rise above

One little victory
One little victory
One little victory
One little victory

Celebrate the moment
As it turns into one more
Another chance at victory
Another chance to score

The measure of the moment
Is a difference of degrees
Just one little victory
A spirit breaking free

The greatest act can be
One little victory
The greatest act can be
One little victory

One little victory
One little victory
One little victory
One little victory

Just one little victory
Just one little victory
One little victory
One little victory

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