‘Winds of Fate’

I begin my blogging activity for this year with this fitting poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Diana Scharf had once said: “Goals are dreams with deadlines”. Here’s hoping that each one of us manages to gather enough wind in the sail of our dreams to reach the goal we’ve set out to achieve this year.

“One ship drives east and another drives west,
With the self-same winds that blow,
’Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales
That tell them the way to go.

Like the winds of the sea are the winds of fate,
As we voyage along through life,
’Tis the set of the soul
That decides its goal
And not the calm or the strife.”

Here’s a YouTube video of its recitation by veteran English actress Maggie Smith (Prof. Minerva McGonagall of ‘Harry Potter‘ fame).

(Photo credits: http://insights.betterphoto.com/2007/06/tall-ships-in-v.html)

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