The Journeys of Icarus

Icarus according to legend, flew too near the sun, which melted the wax on his wings so that he fell into the sea and  drowned.

At the last moment however, he discovered how to glide and in consequence survived. The sun, angered by his audacity, cursed him with immortality, intending that he should fly for ever in solitude.

For  centuries the birds alone were his companions until one morning Icarus chanced upon a balloon race…..

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