Once when I was cruising with Patty (Some of you know Patty) I had to secure a letter from her public guardian to take her out of the USA with me. She is a ward of the State of NH. Since he had known of the cruise from the beginning he was more than happy to provide the letter.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“