It is, once again, exam week. How I've been surviving medical school with my dismal study habits is beyond me, but here I somehow am!
I'm thoroughly excited for exams to end, of course, primarily because I'm a terrible test taker and secondarily because The Icarus Connection is launching on March 23rd!
This is my brain child.
If you've never heard of Icarus, he's the son of the great craftsman Daedalus. The father son duo were stuck on an island called Crete, and in an attempt to escape Daedalus fashioned wings for Icarus... Made of wax. When he got too close to the sun, the wings melted and Icarus was no more.
Most people find this a sort of tragic warning story against ambition. I find it the opposite. Some passions are meant to consume us. Some passions are worth burning for. Granted, it isn't very pleasant but somehow the greatest people of history have been refined by iron and fire.
This is what me and my friends at The Icarus Connection stands for––the value of pursuing passions worth burning for, particularly through expression in the performing arts of poetry and music.
We're holding our launch event March 23rd, in Blue Rocket Cafe + Kitchen. Our website is over at icarusconnect.tumblr.com, and we have a Facebook page if you find the need to visit it. It doesn’t look like much at the moment, but we’ll be updating it as we go along.
So there you have it. Hopefully, things go smoothly for me––both in my exams and in our launch event.
Maybe I'll see you there, yes?