Oren Monash: Sometimes I see flashes of light. You know like colours. I fall asleep and I dream. But there's a part of me that's always awake. And I can see myself dreaming. I'm just seeing things differently, Fish.
Spurgeon Tanner: Well, that's good.
Oren Monash: Fish. Why the hell do they call you "Fish"?
Spurgeon Tanner: Spurgeon, sturgeon, fish. Took me about 15 minutes of my first day at the Naval Academy.
Oren Monash: Your kids go there?
Spurgeon Tanner: Yeah, they did. They did. And they're good men, both of them. I don't see as much of them as I used to when Mary was alive.
Oren Monash: You don't have to talk about it. It's O.K.
Spurgeon Tanner: No, it's O.K. It's O.K. You're a married man; you know what it's like. Every marriage has it's good years and bad years. We ended on a great year. Well, lets get started. Moby Dick, chapter one. "Call me Ishmael. Several years, never mind how long precisely, having little or no money in my purse... grim about the mouth." "Whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul, whenever I find myself knocking people's hats off, then I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can."
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