Wow, this is a really powerful message. I would love to hear more about how something so nearly-instinctual as stopping a child who’s running headfirst into danger can backfire on you, but it’s just one of the many valuable lessons in this about ways you could not predict something going wrong – but it would! I admit that I’d stop the child, too, so I will have to drill into my brain not to do that in unfamiliar places.

Thanks so much, and you write really well; it was an enjoyable read as well as educational!