Quote of the Week: May 19th – May 25th

“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings” -William Blake

I like to think about this quote in the context of a certain greek myth about the Labyrinth creator, Daedalus, and his son, Icarus. In this myth, Daedalus and Icarus design artificial wings so that they can escape the tower they are imprisoned in. Daedalus warns Icarus that if he flew too close to the sun, the wings would melt and he would fall to his death. Daedalus and Icarus successfully manage to escape the tower but Icarus, overcome with joy, flies to high and his wings melt. I don’t know if this is what the quote specifically refers to, but, in the context of this myth, it shows how, if you be true yourself and use what is already a part of you, you will never have to worry about flying too high. You will never have to worry about it because being true to who you are is something you can always rely on. Similar to how a bird was born with wings, you too were born with your own wings to fly with.