Away, I do beseech you both, away.

Away, I do beseech you both, away.

I’m not a parent but I imagine that some of the most difficult moments might be when you realize you can help your child most by making yourself scarce. Is that the crux of the thing? Bringing someone up to the point where they can only be helped by others? You give this person all the help you can and then it tips over to a place where your help is no longer useful and might, in fact, be detrimental. It’s like over-winding a gyroscope. It simply won’t spin if you wind it too far. You have to wrap the string around the base carefully, make sure it won’t get caught on itself but you can’t keep winding and eventually, you have to pull your string away and watch it spin by itself, getting farther and farther away from you.

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