My brother texted me this morning to inform me that guitar legend Allan Holdsworth had passed. I grew up listening to Holdsworth, one of the influences on my brother’s playing. Later I queued up Holdsworth’s Metal Fatigue, the track entitled Home. It reminded me of that ultimate reality we Muslims remind ourselves regularly:
إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون
“To God we belong and to God we are returning.”
Allan Holdsworth RIP… pic.twitter.com/m6SLTi1zeJ
— Prog (@ProgMagazineUK) April 16, 2017
In other words, we all go home at some point.