This is an image that inspired me for the first chapter. I love the ocean but it also terrifies me. I once fell off the deck of a boat and no one heard me. A current pulled me away but I was able to grab onto the barnacles and slowly claw my way back. For a moment though I felt the immensity of the water around me and how insignificant my life was in comparison.

That’s how I imagine Alex must feel lying alone and lost in the ocean.