Friday, December 18, 2009


My husband and I went to see Invictus last night, and we both loved the film. I won't tell you much about it except that everyone should take some time out of their busy holiday schedule to go and see this amazing and wonderful movie!

The following is the poem which inspired the title...
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 straight 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

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