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The Cusp of Greatness

Photographs by Seth Lower

Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00 am

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Things will get better before they get worse. Despite what amounts to immanent failure, any good explorer must challenge his own limitations, and then ultimately accept them. The Piccards, a Swiss-American family responsible for breaking world records in deep-sea diving and balloon circumnavigation, are no exception. Taking them as an example, I’ve approached my own uneasy attraction to vastness as both a pacifier and a source of great anxiety.

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