It is always fascinating to discover how multidimensional human beings are. To learn how clever and dedicated research can dig out the deeper truth behind the easy myths we so lazily accept.

I admire Amelia Earhart for breaking codes and crossing dangerous borders. She was a human being and thus not infallible. She was a control freak, would never have attained her goals without that quality, but she lost control. It is all too human to get sloppy when seeming invincible. She took calculated risks. In the end she miscalculated.

My admiration has not faltered. A bit like the case of Mozart, plain and shallow in his attire, but one of the greatest composers ever.

Friend of life and beauty and foe of spoilers of life and beauty. Golden marriage. Grandfather. Pianist and micro poet. Dutch, European.

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