"What though the field be lost?
All is not lost, The unconquerable will,
And study of revenge, immortal hate,
And courage never to submit or yield."
-John Milton, Paradise Lost.
It was the same old class with the same old teacher and then it came resounding. Yes, the lines are said from the mouth of Satan who was thrown out of heaven, as my teacher said, for asking democracy in heaven.
He then goes on and says:
"The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven . . ."
The first lines "What though the..." are perhaps the most optimistic lines ever said. Even when one falls from the highest grace, will power is the one that keeps us going.
Satan here is injured and fallen, the wings burnt. There is time in our lives when we will feel the same. Our soul and spirit are battered and burnt. We lose all hope but what remains in us is the will power. We live not because we are breathing but we have the will power, not to stop breathing even when we are in hell.
Courage is yet another aspect that helps us to keep our head high. You do not need biceps and all to be courageous. It is within you. Courage is when a child pushes its way out of the mother's womb to venture into the unknown. It is an instinct. Will power is the mother's determination even when she is going through excruciating pain. Our world starts with courage and will power and ends when they go away with our souls.
Thank you for nominating me.
1. Post a different quote for three consecutive days. It could be from a book, author or self-made.
2. Nominate three bloggers with each post to challenge them.
3. Thank the one who nominated you.
Indrani Ghose who writes at http://isharethese.blogspot.in