parents’ constant reminders to be careful, not to go too far ahead or watch where
you’re walking became an annoying chant slicing through the adventures, I was
intent upon having. I loved testing my balance on the ragged paths and rocks,
leaping from one to another, never fearing I could fall and injure myself. It’s that fearlessness, that bold bravery, we need more of as we grow up, particularly if we
want to be leaders.