This is mind-boggling.
Just what does a person have to go through to want to start over in a new world? I’m guessing there were old nay-sayers who still thought the world was flat.
So these pilgrims were willing to sail off the edge of the world rather than live another moment in tyranny. What makes the story all the more awe-inspiring is that they didn’t just sit around whining and complaining about how lousy life was, nor did they spend all their time saying someone else should fix the problems. On September 16, they took their lemons to another shore and had the Native Americans show them how to make New World lemonade.
And what did the adventurous pilgrims do to entertain themselves for more than 60 days? Stories? Jokes? Songs? More likely: prayer, probably for forgiveness for foolishly thinking a ship trip was a good idea.
So today’s cupcake goes out to those optimistic pilgrims. Happy Mayflower Day!
I wonder what they would think of their New World’s 2011 congress.