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And a last thought for today (I think) … May 16, 2010

Posted by WillardWhyte in Musings.
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… dwells on a 16-year-old kid from the land Down Under, who stepped onto land Saturday after sailing a boat around the world all by herself. Bravo in spades to Jessica Watson.

Yeah, I’m sure there was some pretty good financial support behind here. That doesn’t look like your average bathtub-variety sailboat.

And yeah, she’s pretty close to a million bucks ahead of her babysitting brethren with the books deal, the speaking tour and all that jazz. But I’m gonna give her the right to the gravy because she’s been chowing down on a lot of fish and soggy crackers and probably salty Spam for — oh — 210 freekin’ days.

But I am in awe, really. And not just because she got in that boat in the first place, which in my world is a gutsy thing in and of itself. She decided she was going to. Then she did. She stayed in that boat until it hit the dock. The best words came from New South Wales Premier Kristina Keneally:

“You have reminded us in a spectacular way that life itself is a risk, and those who don’t risk never win.”

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