Monday, October 24, 2011

I am the captain of my soul

Photoblogging is definitely educational. Not only do we learn from our fellow bloggers, but from those of whom we sneak shots. Take this girl's calves, for example. I liked that she had twin tattoos, and clicked away not really being able to see right away what her skin advertised.

"I am the captain of my soul," I learned from the the Internet and indirectly from this Seattle pedestrian, is the last line of the poem "Invictus," by the English poet, William Ernest Henley (1849–1903). "...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.
"

I also learned from the above link that "At the age of 12, Henley fell victim to tuberculosis of the bone...the disease progressed to his foot, and physicians announced that the only way to save his life was to amputate directly below the knee...Stoicism inspired him to write this poem..."

So, now you've learned something, too.

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