Friday, November 6, 2009

Adjusting the sails

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

—William Arthur Ward

1 comment:

peacesojourner said...

Thanks for this. I agree with the caption. I have always been a realist but can't give up a twinge of optimism (I call it hope) in my heart. :-)
I saw the movie 'Capitalism: A Love Story' today. It gave me information that I was mostly familiar with - but I concentrated on the protestors success stories, thus confirming for me that we have to shout from the top of our lungs if necessary! We cannot be silent!
It also gave me some ideas about possible new strategies to use in protest.
As I write this I am looking at the picture of the boat sails on the water, with not one but two lighthouses - very symbolic :-) It looks so peaceful.
Thanks again.