have you ever watched a barefoot baby walking on wobbly new-colt legs? seen how the toes spread and individually grip the ground? each one is vital.
have you ever seen a child learning to skip? hop-step-hop-step, a rhythem she doesn't quite get? she's used to having two feet on the ground.
have you ever held the back of a bike, steadying an eager rider who can't quite figure out how to lean away from a fall? that uncertainty is a heavy weight in your hands.
then you know about balance.
that it takes work.
but one day it comes easily.
doubt disappears and suddenly
wind against your cheeks.