Finally, daylight! The sun was burning and the movements of the waves were calm, almost silent. The last twelve hours had been terrible. The sounds of screaming babies, discussions, and vomits had been a strong presence over the night.

A bird landed on top of our boat. I looked up and followed the bird with my eyes. It looked around, tried to find a new destination. In a split second the bird spread out its wings and flew off. If only I had the opportunity to do the same.

The opportunity to feel free, to hover above everyone else, but it was a dream that would never come true.