100 Words: Fire
February 18, 2008
Ever since we were little, our mothers told us not to touch, play, stand next to, joke around or entice fire. For good reason, no one wants to have their skin burned off. But I didn’t know that at the time. The pretty, bright colors of the hot stove always looked fun to me. So I tried it. And it hurt. A lot. After that experience I learned to listen to my mother. In life, especially in our college years, we are repeatedly told to take risks. To defy the customs. But sometimes it pays to listen to your mom.