To the memory of those captains from a bygone era of airline flying; my heartfelt thanks for everything you men selflessly shared with me.
And to Sharon, who continues sharing with me.
Throughout this novel, a few short quotations and a number of historic references to the late Dr. Viktor E. Frankl were utilized. His personal history and personal trials and tribulations are well known and well documented, and the short quotations cited in the novel were originally from Dr. Frankl’s quintessential and enormously creative work, “Man’s Search For Meaning” (first published in 1946 in Austria and still readily available today). I am very grateful to Dr. Frankl – a leader in the study of modern psychiatry and its underlying structures and concepts -- for creating such enormously insightful material.
Build then the ship of death, for you must take the longest journey, to oblivion.
And die the death, the long and painful death that lies between the old self and the new.