" It is necessary for all men to build a ship, for although it has
been done before, yet has it to be done anew with each new life. For
in their life, men are overcome by their creations and are drowned in
the waters of death.
There is necessity that our ship is good and well-caulked. It is also
necessary that the ship have a steersman, a captain, a master and a
holy place. It is necessary that a course between strength and
firmness be held, and that the name is held dear to our heart.
One who is not overcome by the waters, that is, the feelings of the
mass of the people, may pass over in peace and come in time to the
eastern mountain which borders the garden of Eden. "
By G. Davies
Extract from "The Phoenician Letters"