glisten like a pearl
at the bottom of the world,
The tyranny of distance,
Didn't stop the cavalier
So why should it stop me?
I'll conquer and stay free
I didn't mean to disappear:
Things surrounded me, and hid me away, but not the things one might think.
I have been reflecting on an extraordinary year, which seems to be determined to show its wonders
right up to the last minute.
The visit I made to see my father right after he was drowning
I was astounded to come face to face with him, chatting and completely back to normal.
In fact he challenged me to a breath-holding contest, in which I almost took part.
The year continues to be filled with surprises.