If you embark, if you want to leave, if you do eventually get on the iron, know that it is not going to be about the destination, or the places that you will see.
The days, the months, the years you will spend at sea, will make you understand.
In her bosom, in her vastness you will get lost, you will feel nothing and everything. You will lose yourself and you will find it, you may even find your place in the world, if you are lucky.
However, in order to withstand, you will have to love her, fear her and respect her!