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Captain Indomitable

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Thank You, and Some Tennyson
« on: December 01, 2012, 08:22:28 AM »
On behalf of all the Paragons, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the heart, soul, zeal, and love that you have poured into our home.  It has truly been an honor.

Tennyson, in the voice of Ulysses, Odysseus of Greek legend, proclaims with the greatest loftiness and dignity:

  Death closes all; but something ere the end,
  Some work of noble note, may yet be done,
  Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
  The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks:
  The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep
  Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends,
  'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
  Push off, and sitting well in order smite
  The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
  To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
  Of all the western stars, until I die.
  It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
  It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
  And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
  Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
  We are not now that strength which in old days
  Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
  One equal temper of heroic hearts,
  Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
  To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Faithfully yours,

Blair Miles
@Captain Indomitable