Sunday, July 19, 2009

Reach your destiny...

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny. ~Carl Schurz, address, Faneuil Hall, Boston, 1859

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful water colour Aarti, the jewel highlights in the ear rings are very nice.

I also like the simile of ideals being like guide stars.

However, the idea of destiny makes guide stars unnecessary. Destiny and fate render free choice without power in that one's end is predetermined somehow. These ideas are quite foreign to my philosophy and are contradictory to the sentiment in the first part of the Schurz address in my view.

Best regards,

Richard from EDM

Norena said...

Aarti, This is just beautiful, both the painting and the quote. I envy your ability to paint portraits.

raji said...

Aarti,
She got a shade of Kajol. Good going!

Aarti Harish said...

Hi Richard...thanks that you liked my painting...the jewels are created using glitter-glue.

What I really feel about destiny and ideals is that destiny is what will eventually happen..but Ideals and following them will help in that path of destiny...just like..."we are the architect of our own future.."...but still there is somebody who keeps guiding us all the time...they could be our parents...sisters..brothers..professors...

Aarti Harish said...

Hi Norena...thanks for the compliments...but I also keep learning and trying to improve on them...they need a lot of improvement.

Aarti Harish said...

Hi Raji...really happy that this painting resembles a pinch of Kajol...

Stacey said...

I think this one is very beautiful.

Stacey

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