A ship in the harbor is safe

...but that is not what ships are built for.

Right?!

 

And she's off! Still all backpack and ponytail as she steps through the gate.

We've had many tough conversations about the terrible attack on and death of the young woman in New Delhi last month--and the many other untold stories of violence against women not just there but all around the world. While I've always felt strongly about the safety of women globally (remember this?), I feel it particularly keenly today. 

But we also know that India is a country of contradictions, as wonderful as it is devastating. She will be well looked after and wise. And better for her experiences there. 

India, be good to our girl.