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Autobiography of a Dream by Brennan Chadwick Emerson

Autobiography of a Dream
By Brennan Chadwick Emerson

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The first home I remember is a fishing vessel. My father, in one of his many experiments, purchased a thirty-four foot boat and promptly moved our young family to the chill shores of Alaska. He planned to earn himself a fortune and experience wild adventures such as those he had read in his youth; the Heart of Darkness, by Conrad; Moby Dick, by Melville; The Old Man and the Sea, by Hemingway; The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Coleridge; The Odyssey, by Homer; these and a handful of others I recall my mother reading softly over the gentle roll of the waves and the occasional splash of salmon or barking of seal lions. I remember porpoises in our wake, aside our bow, dancing gleefully, diving, leaping, arising in my dreams quite into the air, cackling, laughing; how I wanted to swim with them, to float as if without weight, free, naked, food ever presen...
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