Thursday, May 26, 2005

Guiding Stars

Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny. Carl Schurz US (German-born) general & politician (1829 - 1906)

I am all for reaching for the stars, but twinkling orbs followed for destiny's sake should always be the ones that shine the brightest in your sight. We all look at things differently, each gazing from a unique perspective. Our destiny stars shine with a brilliance that is for our eyes only, at least in the beginning.
If it is true destiny I believe that others cannot fail to recognize its glow eventually, each from a slightly different angle. Dreams and ideals can overlap in that fashion. One destiny linking to another to expand something meant to be for the benefit of all. Starlight from one lone star reaching brilliant fingers to caress the edges of light shining from another, and in this way guide a larger group toward a common goal.
So choose your stars wisely, because you just might draw a crowd.