Hey thanks for the note! Yeah, if you are talking about that ice climbing mishap, boy that was something. For sure I've learned from that...long pitches are okay when you can still see your partner, otherwise forget it. I hope I learn the rest of my lessons from reading TRs!
I think even Helen Keller said something about the illusion of safety. We do have to protect and conserve, but we also have to stretch and grow. I really found the story of your parents inspiring too, it's really cool!