"Take a deep breath and jump in. That’s what they say when the water is a bit cold. Like a stone I plunge into the deep.
But if I was a stone I wouldn’t feel the cold. My flesh and bone, warmed by my heart, is what makes me human.
Someday my heart will stop. Slowly my flesh will turn cold. I will dissolve into earth and water. What will remain of me?
Someday my name will be forgotten. Someday the memory of me will fade. But every action I take has consequences, so I know my ripples will remain."