The Gossamer Thread

I once read an allegorical piece that compared parenting to a gossamer thread on a spool. The parent holds the fixed end and the child holds the spool. The child goes bravely forth, happily unwinding the thread. When he discovers something that frightens him, he quickly reels in the thread. One day the thread simply comes to an end, unspools and runs out. Sorry I can’t remember who wrote it.


About The Twentieth Man

Age 67
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