Our Pilgrim recognized the three aphorisms found in the composer’s desk after his passing. They are Egyptian in origin and although all three are similar in meaning… the emphasis was to stress his conviction in the manner in which he lived.
Deciphered from the original Coptic, they translated to:
I am all that which is, I am all that is, was or shall ever be… No man that lives hath raised my veil… He is solely found himself in all things owe they’re being to him alone.
The composer certainly maintained by his actions that he was in control of his life. He believed that God is the totality of the universe. And we who are a part of that universe must have and use our creative powers toward our individual calling. Each ship sailing toward destiny must have one individual called Captain to navigate toward infinity.
Our pilgrim thought for a moment, if we believe that we are a part of the creator then the composer was correct in his summation that we’re in control of our lives and the creation flowing through it.
A pad and pen in hand, our pilgrim sat at that very same desk and wrote down these words…
I am the captain of my storm… of my fear… of my anxiety… of my impatience… of my negativity… of my prejudice… of my animosity… of my ship of fools. I am the captain.
I am the captain of my blue sky… of my courage… of my peace… of my tolerance… of my optimism… of my love… of my compassion… of my ship of awareness. I am the captain.
And which ship do I board? How to decide? Why I take the helm of both vessels, for they are one and the same as they are of me and together we sail through turbulent and calm waters off to the center of unexpected sky’s as a lover and his beloved.