William Bradford and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin”

Faith Strickle with a homerun! This is a fantastic example of “reframing”–way to go, Faith!


The journey of the Pilgrims, as they set out to sail to the New World, can be related to the song, “Don’t Stop Believin” by Journey. The story of the Pilgrims and the message of the song may be a strange correlation but can be viewed as having similar obstacles. When the Pilgrims first began their voyage they were traveling to the unknown. In Journey’s lyrics, they describe “a small town girl, living in a lonely world, she took the midnight train going anywhere” and “a city boy, raised in South Detroit, he took a midnight train going anywhere.” In both instances voyages were set out with unknown destinations. Many frightening, unforeseen experiences were awaiting in their paths. During the trip to the New World “the winds were so fierce and the seas so high, they could not bear a knot of sail, but they were forced to drift with the wind.” The small town…

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