I don’t know anything about the world of sailors, captains or maritime law and tradition, but I found this article about the Costa Concordia moving. It speaks to responsibility, integrity and self-sacrifice — to holding oneself to the highest ideals and values. I am always challenging myself to “walk the talk.” I want to live with integrity. I want to be true to my values even when they run up against my convenience, security or companionship. It’s not easy to do and I definitely fail sometimes (or a lot of times), but I’d like to strive to be like the captain that doesn’t leave the sinking ship until the last passenger is safe.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the missing and dead passengers from the Costa Concordia, as well as to the survivors of what must have been a terrifying experience.