I Am Master

I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

Those are the last two lines of Invictus, a famous poem written in 1875. The word invictus is Latin for ‘unconquered.’ The lines are quoted and sometimes misquoted by everyone from a character in Casablanca to the Oklahoma City bomber. I heard actor Morgan Freeman speak them in his incredible voice on a Biography special this morning. I like the sentiment. I am trying to live it.