Rush was a band I never cared about, they just didn't click with me. Then several years ago I watched the 3 hour Rush documentary on Netflix. Upon learning that Neil Peart, like me, had lost his wife & was deeply changed by the experience, I felt a profound sense of empathy & a deep connection, for we were both members of a club nobody wishes to be in. Loss does that to you, it makes you very emotionally responsive to the world around you. So, although I still don't 'know' their music, I salute my departed brother Neil Peart, somebody I shared loss & grief with, from a distance, but also up very close & real. RIP fellow traveler.