Icarus Arthur Cleroux Society Hiding From Its Ideals
Draper, Herbert James. “Mourning for Icarus”

A Society Hiding From Its Ideals

“O human race born to fly upward, wherefore at a little wind dost thou fall.” — Dante Alighieri

Someone very close to me posted a picture this morning. It was taken from Wild Words from Wild Women, a calendar of “empowering” quotes for women. It said, “Human beings are sloshing sacks of chemicals on the move…” The quote itself was initially written by Diane Ackerman, the poet and naturalist from whom we’ve…