A line from a story kept repeating through my mind Thursday:
“Be bold, be bold, but not too bold, lest your blood run cold.”
It’s from the story Mr. Fox that runs along the lines of Bluebeard but is slightly less creepy to me.
In my mind the line is a reminder of mortality; in this case of my own, very human, limitations. I found it an effective warning and was careful not to bite off more than I could chew.