“All of us have in our veins

the exact same percentage of salt in our blood

that exists in the ocean,

and, therefore,

we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears.

We are tied to the ocean.

And when we go back to the sea

– whether it is to sail or to watch it –

we are going back

from whence we came.”

John F. Kennedy

Ranim Daw, MS in Cell & Molecular Biology

American University of Beirut

March 9, 2017