Saturday, May 15, 2010

quicko: sailing solo

The big news in Sydney today was that there was this 16-year-old girl who skipped school for a year and went sailing around the world and arrived back today. There were crowds upon crowds at Circular Quay ready to welcome her back -- as was this ferry, happily decked on in a pink "Welcome Home Jessica" sign.


R. Brent said...

I just heard about that this morning! Good for her; that's got to take a lots of guts to even try such a thing.

KIM said...

It's interesting, isn't it? I have to say that, while I wouldn't actively try to stop a stranger from such activities, I'm completely opposed. It seems exceptionally mentally unhealthy to me to live for so long with such little contact with other people. I mean, solitary confinement is used as extreme punishment in prisons, for example. And for such a young person to be subjected to solitude for so long ... I just wonder about her social skills and ability to re-enter society effectively. I'm sure it can be done, and she is clearly the exception instead of the rule, but it strikes me as playing much too closely with fire ... or water, as the case may be.

Laetitia :-) said...

So you didn't read her blog then?