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Thursday, May 26, 2016

What does not infect us, makes us 'Invictus'

'Lower the sails', 'roll with the punches', call it what you will. It remains a will so strong, a determination so dogged, a strategy so surreal, that it renders the soul invictus. Here's to that spirit, the thought, that resolve. 

Lines by W.E. Henley. True yesterday, true forever.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may beFor my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstanceI have not winced nor cried aloud.Under the bludgeonings of chanceMy head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tearsLooms but the Horror of the shade,And yet the menace of the yearsFinds, and shall find me, unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,How charged with punishments the scroll,I am the master of my fate:I am the captain of my soul.

~William Ernest Henley (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invictus)

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