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Daemon
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Life is a voyage that's homeward bound.

Herman Melville (1819-1891)
Vit Babenco
Posted: Sunday, December 28, 2014 3:54:43 AM

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Already there...
ChristopherJohnson
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I have always admired this author, especially for his epic Moby-Dick, which I have read maybe 10 or 15 times. I first read it when I was third-grader. I was absolutely fascinated by the book and it has considerably determined my personality.
Bully_rus
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The question remains: How on earth did we get so far from home without our acknowledge?
sandeep patra
Posted: Sunday, December 28, 2014 7:24:12 AM

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Life needs to be challenging but with gratitude and humility...
RobinTiger
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Why life is a voyage that's homeward bound ?
Bareskin2000
Posted: Sunday, December 28, 2014 8:52:43 AM

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In my view "Life is a voyage of discovery"

John M Murray: Semi-retired International Consultant, Coach & Public Speaker, South Africa
Miriam...
Posted: Sunday, December 28, 2014 10:20:09 AM

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Life is always a journey which leads ultimately back to one's self...one's truest self. It is as John Murray says: "a voyage of discovery" - of self discovery, of which we learn in small increments of "gratitude and humility" (sandeep patra) and infinite, infinitesimal acts of compassion and kindness.

Our voyage is 'homeward bound'-- perhaps because we are flung into this world like parabolic rays of reflecting light -- as Archimedes said--one of my favorite guys, because he drew his circles in the sand.
Joy Frohlich
Posted: Sunday, December 28, 2014 10:40:03 AM
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I would agree that life is a voage of discovery, whether the discoveries be good or bad. Hopefully we find a safe harbour.
striker
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but a good ship can't stay in the harbor
Omar Mariani
Posted: Sunday, December 28, 2014 6:54:16 PM

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People at large see life in many different ways and paint it the colour they fancy, so this voyage is not the same to every human being.- It follows that "home" then, can be many different things to different people
TB Turtle
Posted: Sunday, December 28, 2014 8:30:53 PM

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I can't wait to show Strikers post to my friends! Well said.
Dr WWWW
Posted: Sunday, December 28, 2014 10:59:02 PM

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From: White Jacket -- or -- The World in a Man of War

Final lines:

Oh, shipmates and world-mates, all round! we the people suffer many abuses. Our gun-deck is full of complaints. In vain from Lieutenants do we appeal to the Captain; in vain—while on board our world-frigate—to the indefinite Navy Commissioners, so far out of sight aloft. Yet the worst of our evils we blindly inflict upon ourselves; our officers cannot remove them, even if they would. From the last ills no being can save another; therein each man must be his own saviour. For the rest, whatever befall us, let us never train our murderous guns inboard; let us not mutiny with bloody pikes in our hands. Our Lord High Admiral will yet interpose; and though long ages should elapse, and leave our wrongs unredressed, yet, shipmates and world-mates! let us never forget, that,

Whoever afflict us, whatever surround,
Life is a voyage that's homeward-bound!




"To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting." -- Edmund Burke
Verbatim
Posted: Monday, December 29, 2014 3:23:51 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Life is a voyage that's homeward bound.

Herman Melville (1819-1891)


Below deck next to the bilges, but all homeward bound, must have been the only privilege shared with the officers.
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