Unknown waters must always be tested first, but the problem is never the how, but rather the who. Only the truly foolish would be willing to risk their lives to discover the mystery behind something they don’t understand, and unfortunately, while there are no extremely intelligent people in his village, there aren’t any fools either.
When all else fails, he decides enough is enough, and that he can be a fool for the sake of glory. But the crowd is roaring in his ears in a way that gets him thinking, over-thinking again, and worry swallows courage like a bog in the dark.
He’s floating now, where his cloud of worry sticks to him and drags him down, and he’s not sure if anyone caught him as he fell.