The Teenager has been taller than me for about two years; granted, I am the shortest woman I know, but still . . . . She has been faster than me for much longer: her new PR in the 1 mile is now 5:47. I wonder what it feels like to be so fast, whether it feels like freedom. When she was 20 months old, we bought her a pair of shoes from a street vendor in China. She stumped around in those shoes for over a year — they were always a little loose because she went through a period when she did not grow at all. And now, look at her fly!