"...that is God first, then us."
Never would I imagine hearing those words with my own ears. Never would I imagine anyone saying that to me.
"Sometimes life gets messy and you know that you can't go anywhere, but you can float away on a boat, and you hang a yellow flag of cholera so that no port accepts you, so that you keep floating. Because that's the only way you get to live. And in that boat, you will see everyone that matters to you."
Am I on your boat?
"You hate me."
"No, I don't hate you. I nothing you."