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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Of or relating to an over-ambitious attempt that ends in ruin.
After Icarus in Greek mythology who flew so high that the sun melted the wax holding his artificial wings. Icarus plunged to his death into the sea. Earliest documented use: 1595.
"But the film is a warning about flying too high. Philippe Petit may have succeeded in the high wire walk, but he suffers an Icarian fall in his personal life."
Monica Heisey; Masterwork on Wire; The Queen's Journal (Kingston, Canada); Nov 14, 2008.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:This above all: to thine own self be true, / And it must follow, as the night the day, / Thou canst not then be false to any man. -William Shakespeare, poet and dramatist (1564-1616)