I’ve always been clumsy. There were many broken dishes and glasses in my childhood. My Mom was always kind about it. She’d say, “Tears don’t mend broken China.” She had other similar phrases I remember (e.g., “If you get a load of lemons, it is time to make lemonade!”), but the lesson was always Midwestern positivism. Don’t sit around moaning about what can’t be fixed—keep moving forward and don’t let your own failures hold you back.