Freewill

Driving our son home from the soccer (football/fitba’*) complex the other night, the radio was on in the car.

On comes Rush’s ‘Freewill.’ Of course, I’m drumming along on the steering wheel (because it is a physical impossibility to not drum on the steering wheel like you’re Neil Peart while listening to Rush) and from the seat beside me I hear, sotto voce, “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 free will…”

Yes! Not only was my boy singing along, he knew all the words! I sang along too and he liked that – Father/Son moments!

It warmed my heart. Proud of my boy!

 

From Urban Dictionary:

Fitba’

(fit-baw) Dialect, Chiefly Scot. -n

1. (m) the beautiful game

2. (f) the stupid game involving 22 grown men (and 3 officials of dubious parentage and eyesight) kicking around a lump of leather around a field, often sparking irrational behaviour, bad language and blind devotion to a team or player, to the detriment of normal marital relations.

(see Fitba’ Widow)

6 thoughts on “Freewill

  1. Phillip Helbig says:

    “Yes! Not only was my boy singing along, he knew all the words! I sang along too and he liked that – Father/Son moments!

    It warmed my heart. Proud of my boy!”

    Great! Here’s something similar but different. While driving to a ski area in Sweden with my son (who was about 13 or so then), I put on Rush’s “The Camera Eye”. When the vocals finally came in, he said “Now she starts to sing!” 🙂

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  2. boppinsblog says:

    I remember my slacker buddy from high school. His dad was a professor and was pestering him to make a choice about something or other. He said “If I choose to not to decide, I still have made a choice.” His father respected his thoughtful answer. Thanks Rush.
    Also, thanks Rush for bringing another into the flock. Parenting 101 as far as I’m concerned.

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