There was nothing that she couldn't do. Learning and practice composed the bulk of her days. Yet task after task, lesson after lesson, she had mastered them all. She was giddy with the power, the control, the possibilities. Her own brilliance amazed her. She had momentarily feared that the task at hand would be insurmountable when it was initially presented to her. But with only four attempts..Four..she had conquered her most difficult skill to date. Shoe tying. Incredible. She was Nearly Five years old, and the world was hers.