“Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience.”
… I really love that quote!! <goes to scribble it onto an index card and tape to my bathroom window>
It feels like an eternity has passed since I last posted. I apologize for such a delay. 😦 Life got a lot busier than I expected it to (the nerve). Not to mention that Facebook has this annoying habit of sucking people’s lives away. 😉
If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, then you know that when I’m gonna post something, usually I’ve thought about it for awhile. Alas and alack, I’m still in the ruminating stage of my blog-posting process. But! Know this, dear readers, more to come! Hopefully within a couple days, I’ll be able to coherently articulate everything that’s been swirling around in this chaotic brain of mine. 😉
While all of you, in your benevolent patience, wait for me to get my butt in gear, here’s an amazing poem. I hope it can assuage your bored consciences.
… and that’s probably the most intelligent sounding post I’ve written in awhile. If ever. =P
Anyway! Without Further Ado.
Invictus, by William Ernest Henley. (Those of you who know me well can see one big reason why I like this poet) 😉
OUT of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds 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.
Every time I read it, it gives me chills. Thus it’s amazing. Not many poems can do that. 😀 😀 😀
… and! Because you know me oh-so-well, a song. For your listening pleasure.