Literally Pulling Together.
The live TV pictures of the rescued men and their families is the stuff of history and a rare good day for our existence as human beings. Amidst the awfulness, so often the dominant and glaring indictment of human activity the world over, this glimpse of the best side of being human, I have found most rewarding and gratifying to see.
One issue that stood out for me was that of the family. If ever there needed to be an argument for the worth and value of this way of living your time on earth, here it is. Of course, with all the individuals involved, there are, in the odd case, issues less savoury. As ever, the old sayings hold true. Here I suggest it would be the exception proving the rule.