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Failing and Flying by Jack Gilbert | Thursday, February 18, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

February 18th, 2016

Episode 498 of 786 episodes

Everyone forgets that Icarus also flew. It’s the same when love comes to an end, or the marriage fails and people say they knew it was a mistake, that everybody said it would never work. That she was old enough to know better. But anything worth doing is worth doing badly. Like being there by... Read more »

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