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Confession

Confession.

Winter storm 1974, a supply vessel gets motor stop near
the sandy shores of Denmark where spindrift makes it
hard to see it is like being snow blind. We are together on
the bridge with life jackets on, the skipper, a religious man
asks us to sing a psalm we reluctantly do. Gripped by
the moment the first officer shouts: ” Forgive me God for
I have sinned.” We are spared the rest, as the old chief
gets the engine started again and the magic of the moment

evaporates leaving behind embarrassment as we head for
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