Too Close they say he flew too close to the sun and the sun's heat melted the wax that attached feathers to wings. he fell famously, a case of excess, pride in what he had built: wings that could fly him to heaven. a lens can be pointed too close, and flares of light will be seen in the image. but there is something there, something to see, something intense beyond ordinary. maybe we can understand why men would make wings, and try to fly to heaven.