There is quite a lot in the name of this yacht. The photograph is of a schooner that is moored near my yacht Mariner. She is a large vessel and a family live on board. Often they give a cheery wave as they row past my boat in a big dory. There is quite a lot to the name of this yacht.
The name comes the very well known Poem ' Desiderata'. The author is Max Ehrmann a poet and lawyer from Terre Haute, Indiana, who lived from 1872 to 1945. It has been reported that Desiderata was inspired by an urge that Ehrmann wrote about in his diary: I should like, if I could, to leave a humble gift -- a bit of chaste prose that had caught up some noble moods.
DESIDERATA (Latin for "desired things" ) - Max Ehrmann - 1927
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.