Sometimes we just need a little time and space. And God knows exactly how much.
The 2022 movie Thirteen Lives recounts the true rescue story of 12 boys, ages 11 to 16, and the 25-year-old assistant coach of their junior soccer team. The group was trapped by underground flooding while exploring the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system in northern Thailand in 2018.
The incident is recent enough that some of us will remember hearing about it in the news, but unless you were paying close attention to the reports, you may not have realized how remarkable the rescue was.
It all started after a team practice, when the boys and their coach went to explore the cave system, which was open to the public. The cave has many deep recesses, narrow tunnels, boulder chokes, collapses and sumps, as well as stalactites and stalagmites throughout the caverns, but the athletic boys and their young coach were able to maneuver around them. They eventually penetrated 2.5 miles into the cave. But outside the cave, monsoon rains had begun while they were exploring. When the group tried to...
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