"Good things and bad things came and went and you had to live your life the best way you could, letting both wash over you. You could enjoy the good, but shouldn't cling to it, just as you shouldn't let the bad drag you down, because before you knew it the good would come around again."
"She said swimming was for fun and emergencies. The fun part was playing in the water with friends and stuff. Emergencies were for safety. She said a surprise might come and if it did we should be ready to do whatever the surprise wanted us to do. That's what lifeguards do, and they're the best swimmers ever. The world keeps spinning. I decided there can be good and bad and exciting when the world is spinning."