Hokie Pride

I’ve been thinking of my Hokie friends this week.  I feel a connection to the Tech family as we know many Alumni and supporters of Virginia Tech.  I’ve been to football games in Blacksburg, tailgated in Blacksburg, and spent many times with friends of the Maroon and Orange.  My heart and thoughts go out to all.

It reminded me of my own loss and healing.  Loss happens once and healing occurs everyday.  It wasn’t until many years after losing my friend and brother that it hit me there doesn’t have to be an answer, only payment for services rendered.  It was a tune from my favorite band, lyrics written by one of the best all time lyricists that helped me move on.  I offer the reprint here for the Hokie faithful:

Bravado

Words by Neil Peart, Music by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson

If we burn our wings
Flying too close to the sun
If the moment of glory
Is over before it’s begun
If the dream is won —
Though everything is lost
We will pay the price,
But we will not count the cost

When the dust has cleared
And victory denied
A summit too lofty
River a little too wide
If we keep our pride —
Though paradise is lost
We will pay the price,
But we will not count the cost

And if the music stops
There’s only the sound of the rain
All the hope and glory
All the sacrifice in vain
[And] if love remains
Though everything is lost
We will pay the price,
But we will not count the cost

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