Glad to see you are wearing your lifejacket.
No reason to take unnecessary chances in this life.
Sometimes we do have to take risks in order to discover the truth about ourselves.
Your father has recently done just that.
One day after you read this, make an intentional effort to sit down with him and ask him about the risk he took and why he was willing to take it.
You might learn a lot about life in that conversation.
In the meantime, keep you lifejacket on around the water.