The next segment of the story will be posted soon...
I did want to share first that I manifested a special blessing today.
I am still rather amazed by the continuing interest in the story and am very touched by private messages I have received expressing appreciation.
One message today carried the additional blessing.
In Segment VI, I wrote:
You don't have to be a seasoned seaman to understand a fundamental law of a successful voyage: It's the set of the sail, not the force of the gale that determines the way you go.
Ryze member Lennart Palme was kind enough to include in his message, the poem to which the quote refers. I had copied the quote from a website some time ago and it had no author credit. But now that I read the following, it definitely seems familiar.
"P.S. The poem you referred to was written by Ella Wheeler Wilcox...
One ship sails east and another sails west
with the selfsame winds that blow.
'Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales
Which determine the way they go.
Like the winds of the seas are the ways of fate,
As we voyage along through life;
'Tis the set of the soul
That determines the goal,
and not the calm or the strife."
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I love that poem, Lennart! Thank you so much for writing to me so that I am able to share it with everyone. You have much to contribute here.
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