Sticker "I Am the Master of My Fate" 2.5" w x 4.5" h BLACK
Sticker "I Am the Master of My Fate" 2.5" w x 4.5" h BLACK

Sticker "I Am the Master of My Fate" 2.5" w x 4.5" h BLACK

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Brand new! Stickers will be in around December 5th! Pre-order now.

Stickers are rectangular and not square.

"Invictus" is a short Victorian poem by the English poet William Ernest Henley (1849–1903). It was written in 1875 and published in 1888 in his first volume of poems, Book of Verses, in the section Life and Death (Echoes).[1]

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade, 
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate, 
I am the captain of my soul.

NOTES: Here is one of the first drafts. You can see that we added sleeves on the drawing below as is typical on military uniforms. 

Here is our final draft! We went through a lot of tweaking! to get it right. 

Spotterup promotes the idea of the classical "whole" man found in ancient texts. For our modern day he is the GUNFIGHTER,WRITER,  WILDMAN, MONK: Man of Action, Man of Intellect, Man of Emotion, Man of Spirit. 

Consider the Athenian ideal of a balanced education. From the book Greek Realities: Life and Thought in Ancient Greece, By Finley Hooper "They could play some flute but should not neglect wrestling." They avoided the excesses of life. They might focus on music or philosophy but spent enough time so that their bodies did not become soft."