Winds of Fate – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Take 30 seconds to listen to Maggie Smith. Then take much, much longer to let the words sink in…

One ship drives east and another drives west
With the self-same winds that blow.
‘Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales
That tell them the way to go.

Like the winds of the seas are the winds of fate,
As we voyage along through the life:
‘Tis the set of a soul
That decides its goal,
And not the calm or the strife.

–Ella Wheeler Wilcox–

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