Pic.: Reginald Pinto
The story of Christopher Columbus has, always, fascinated me.
Often, I have wondered
as to what gave him that power to sail on and on,
while his co-sailors agitated and couped to jettison him into the sea!
I understood the secret much later
when I ventured into discovering my own distant lands.
Possessing such a vision means sailing a rough sea, with rough people…
Like Christopher Columbus, like Moses of ancient Egypt.
Your vision is your vision.
At times, it is too painful to carry your people along, to keep holding on,
when everyone around you screams: ‘Impossible’.
Today, I know, that the power to persist
stems from our long-ranged dreams, our visions;
and our visions are born from our strong, inner desires
to make our lives purposeful.
In 1990, THE DAWN CLUB had published a small book by the title – ‘The Zest’. It had carried some eighteen short and medium-sized passages written by me. The book instantly became one of our very popular books; and, eventually, it was reprinted several times.
We guess, one of the main reasons for its popularity was that it spoke to the reader in ‘first person’… He felt as though he was talking to himself… a soliloquy. Yes, the reader could instantly connect to the voice in the book… and, the message simply seeped into his heart!
The above passage – ‘Vision’ – is a popular passage from the book.