When Lydia was 8 she & I were crossing a mountain stream.
She bounded to the further bank. I lingered. Scared.
“Have no fear, Nani!” she exhorted with her hands on her hips,
a proud 4 foot tall, invincible force.
Then she leaned in to grab my hand.
And I too leaped, er, gingerly picked my way across.
She could have been the model for the Wall Street statue taking on the Charging Bull.
A fearless girl.
Fearless Girl helps tentative Nani cross raging brook, a 420 character 9-liner inspired by that Wall Street statue and the raging bull.