No "good reasons" for fear

Well, how about being on a narrow steel beam with nothing to hold on to, fifty or sixty stories above the ground? Wouldn't that be a good reason for fear?

It surely might seem so to you or me! But I recall watching some ironworkers putting up a new building in Boston a few years ago. As the girders went up, you couldn't help being in awe of what those tiny figures were accomplishing up there on the narrow beams. Even on a blustery winter day they would move around with no rope, no net, nothing to hold on to, and with nothing except empty air between them and the ground below. And they were walking, not just inching along.

The protest that heals
June 22, 1987

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