Thursday, October 7, 2010

THURSDAY AESTHETICS- In Search of Icarus

This maiden voyage of Thursday Aesthetics honors Icarus (Ἴκαρος) who soared too close to the sun on wings built by his father, Daedalus. His story is a classic one with duplicitous threads of inspiration.
Read his story here.

On one hand, yes, our parents warn us from danger not because they're evil ogres, but because they're simply trying to save us from ourselves. As children (and no matter how grown you get, you're still your parent's child), we should heed wise words when they are in fact wise.

On the other hand, shouldn't everyone dare to soar as high as possible. Stretching your wings is the surest path to growth. Reach for the stars... even if you miss, you're sure to get off the ground.

Enjoy this post.