Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Myth of Icarus

. Caption: 'Lament for Icarus', a painting by British artist Herbert Draper that was exhibited in 1898. (Source: )

Random Thought: The Myth of Icarus

In Greek mythology there is a tragic story of a man who flew too high and fell down:

Daedalus and his son Icarus were imprisoned inside a massive labrynth in Crete. The father made them each a pair of wings, and with these they were able to escape. Daedalus warned his son, “Don’t fly too high or the sun will melt the wax on your wings and you will fall. Follow me closely. Do not set your own course.” But Icarus became so exhilarated by his ability to fly, he forgot the warning and followed his own course instead. He flew too high, the wax melted, and Icarus fell down into the sea and drowned.

Recently, I felt like Icarus ...

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