Any mom seeing these videos of her son traveling the world would probably feel reassurance, pride…
And a jolt of new worry.
That is the lot even of the freest of Free-Range parents. As someone once said (and I’m mangling it): Courage is the thing with wet pants. It’s not that Free-Rangers don’t worry. It’s that we try to teach our kids how to navigate the world — starting with how to cross the street safely — and gradually let them go.
Except we don’t. We still worry to a greater or lesser extent AND we wave them goodbye. Some of them are kind enough to reassure us from the road, like this guy, Jonathan Kubben Quinonez: