Monday, March 28, 2011

The Winds of Fate

Thanks to a commenter, I found this awesome series of commercials in which inspiring poems (or parts thereof) are read by famous people for the Union Bank of Switzerland under the unifying title: Thoughts that Transcend Time.  And these certainly do.

Hello. Maggie Smith anyone?




by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
One ship drives east, and another west
With the self-same winds that blow;
'Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales
That decides the way to go.
Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate,
As they voyage along through life;
'Tis the will of the soul
That decides its goal,
And not the calm or the strife.

Does it get any more elegant than that?

3 comments:

Dawn said...

That is lovely. Thanks!

Lynne said...

Glad you liked it, too, Dawn.

Stephen Bourque said...

That is as lovely an understanding and expression of free will as I've ever read.