A country lies
Oh, to sail away

Count the feathers

Featheronthebeach

Count the feathers on the beach / Long Beach Island, NJ / May 2008

I was thinking about the concept of "success through failure" -- how many failed inventions produced something valuable, even though it was not the "success" that the inventor was originally seeking. In the process of inventing, ideas change as information is gathered or a better idea comes along.

In life we often think that we want something or have a goal to achieve. We may find that even though we have "failed" to achieve what we set out to do, we have nonetheless ended up in a good place -- we have "invented" something that we couldn't have pictured when we started out. A failure in one sense produces a success in another sense.

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