Saturday, November 13, 2010

Courage Is...

Last night we watched the movie Invictus.

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.

~William Ernest Henley

Courage is when we've fallen into the darkest moments of our lives but still have the guts to keep trying, running the race, and loving others...even if they've made our lives miserable.


Pueo said...

wow, haven't been here for a while... sorry I've neglected you! >_< :D Pretty blog!

Mr. Jack said...

I wonder what you thought of Invictus. I have read about and seen a documentary on the real events of the movie -- it's an incredible story that, I think, gives one hope in the goodness of people, and it shows the immense power of sports to overcome divisions.