“Written in Blood” by Layton Green

Youth possessed no perspective, he thought, the fatal flaw to all of its extraordinary advantages. The young are able to take bold action because they don’t fully grasp the consequences a wrong choice can entail. The late teen years were a mad dash up the mountain of knowledge, dodging bullets of self-doubt with thousand-foot drops looming on either side. And at some point everyone stumbles. Enters the world by plunging off the cliff, like Icarus falling from the sky.

Featured image – “The Lament for Icarus” by James Herbert Draper via Discover Magazine.

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