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A reminder of Icarus and of self-worth

Photo: Lucht Vier elementen (serietitel), marked by the Rijksmuseum under CC0 1.0.

For nearly 14 years I’ve carried with me an aging reminder that there is value in striving for growth; growth in relationships, the workplace, my faith…and growth in myself.

Before your imagination runs wild I’ll tell you the item is just a bag, and not a particularly impressive one by the modern standards of bags. It’s rectangular and woven from a synthetic blend, with just three pockets with…