"Before my father left, he gave me a book. "The Sea Around Us." So it was called. He wanted me to read it, but I had not yet found the courage to get close to it. He has always liked to surprise with books that would make sense to the real world. I have never liked that. This book was unexpected. It was a surprise to me. And I have feared this book like I have feared surprises of his for a long time. Like when he decided to never come back.
This book is all I left of him. All my memories of him are in it. Reading it would slowly bring those memories to an end, page after page. And I am not ready to let The all we had in between my father and I go. I still have this dream that I will see him again."