Jaycee Dugard and Elizabeth Smart resemble each other enough to be sisters. How is it that these two lovely young women could have endured horrors beyond our imaginations, and still remain so fresh-faced and cheerful? I think hope must be very strong in the human heart. Every parent's worst nightmare is to have their child taken by a stranger and to have them suffer the indignities -- to say the least -- that Jaycee and Elizabeth suffered. The worst thing would be the not knowing, and there should be a special place in the Ninth Circle of the Inferno for the monsters who kidnap, molest and murder innocent children. It's wonderful that these girls were returned to their families.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never is, but always to be blessed.
... Alexander Pope