Letters to Hadley: Risks

November 17, 2014 5:35 PM

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I stood on a cliff today. Two hundred feet above the Balearic Sea. Looking at the sharp rocks below, I thought for a moment about what it would feel like to fall. My heart jumped into my throat. But the closer I got to the edge, the more alive my whole body felt.

It made me think of you, climbing on the plastic play structure in grandma and grandpa's back yard. The way you ignore the railings and stand way up on the top, looking around with your wide and knowing eyes. The grownups all worry that you might fall, but when they tell you to "be careful," you jus...

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