"Noatak and his father darted over the brisk ocean. He had become an adapt at maneuvering his trustworthy ship through the gushing waves. Lately he had been feeling more alive out on the ocean than back in the village. All the trivialities of everyday life seemed to fade away in the face of the great blue. He had been excited to take his father out to where he was at his best. Alive and bursting with energy! He cherished these moments he got to spend with his old man. "