Afunny thing happened when I began writing this article. I looked up the word balance and, because I was in my daughter’s room hiding from my family so that I could get this completed before the deadline hit me upside the head like a brick, I forgot my glasses. Without them, I read the word fall as fail, and the word falling as failing. Once I realized my misreading, I laughed out loud at the irony. Did I really misread it?