of Abby Sunderland’s voyage:

Her parents have come under criticism from some observers for allowing the high-risk adventure.

Veteran sailors questioned the wisdom of sending a teenager off alone in a small boat, knowing it would be tossed about for 30 or more hours at a time by the giant waves that rake the Southern Hemisphere’s oceans this time of year.

Her father defended the voyage.

“I never questioned my decision in letting her go,” he told reporters Friday. “In this day and age we get overprotective with our children. If you want to look at statistics, look at how many teenagers die in cars every year. Should we let teenagers drive cars? I think it’d be silly if we didn’t.”

.by Thomas Watkins from here.

This kind of faith gives me hope.

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DovemanFootloose

.from casimirpulaskiday and fractolica.
I’m so glad.
(Meels, I’m praying and wondering and hoping.)