I am a fat man perched on a rock, the soul God gave me is not much good for anything. Still, I raise my arms towards the sunlight, hold them there for a long moment. Claire leaps up and down, she cries and laughs, she makes whooping noises, embraces me, shakes her fists gleefully in the air.
I lower my arms with all the grace and dignity I can muster.
The whales begin to sing.
— Paul Quarrington, Whale Music