“The further you reach the more that you touch, the more that you touch the fuller you feel, the fuller you feel the less that you need, the less that you need the further you reach.” This quote has given me an explanation of my growth as a human. It’s human nature to need more and want more. I’ll reach a spiritual, professional or creative plateau and I will naturally want to move to the next plateau. I think it is important to continue the growth, physically, spiritually and emotionally. Reaching new heights is part of the growth.
“…Our REACH always exceeds our GRASP!” - Namorita*
Namorita is the cousin to Prince Namor, the Sub-mariner and ruler of the underwater Atlantean kingdom. Like Namor she is half Atlantean and Human. She has all his abilities including the ankle wings. However she can cause acid burns with her touch. Namorita, Nita to her friends went to Empire State University, in New York, where she met the New Warriors. Her hope was to bring peace to the land and sea. She continued to work until she and a group of young heroes caused an explosion that destroyed a community.
The poet, William Ellery Channing, wrote “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” An unknown author wrote, “The further you reach the more that you touch, the more that you touch the fuller you feel, the fuller you feel the less that you need, the less that you need the further you reach.” This tells us to REACH. Life is not easy and we will not let that stop us. We will reach for the things we need; we will work toward our dreams. The more we reach the more we grasp and the more we grasp the more we will accomplish.
First Appearance: The Sub-Mariner, #50 (June 1972), Marvel Comics
Last Appearance: Civil War, #1 (July 2006), Marvel Comics
Creators: Bill Everett
* “From the Ground Up!” The New Warriors, Volume 1, #1, July 1990, Marvel Comics