Friday, December 20, 2013

How to Hear Yourself Living

Watercolor by Clare Dunn
“When I felt myself escaping from the earth … my reaction was not pleasure but happiness. It was ‘a moral feeling.' I could hear myself living, so to speak.”
— Dr. Jacques A.C. Charles, the 18th century French inventor, scientist and mathematician who, at 2:45 p.m. Dec. 1, 1783, became the world’s first hydrogen balloonist.

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