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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Lilienthal

Just having a dream isn't enough. You've got to make that dream came true. This motto inspired Otto Lilienthal to become the first man to fly. Unperturbed by the experiences of his unfortunate predecessors, unfazed by the opinion of conventional scholars, unaffected by the derision of Mr. and Mrs. Average Citizen, he went to work, step by step, to rnake his dream of flight come true. He discovered the secret of how birds fly and developed the first workable glider. He had long since proven that humans really can fly when he finally crashed and died with the words: "I live" on his lips. I'd love to tell his story on the musical stage. So far nobody shared my enthusiasm for that idea.

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