"[she] told me once that if you ask the sea for help it never fails you. I tried it a few times. It does make you feel better. You can just ask the sea for help and see what happens, or, alternatively, you can give it your problems. It’s big enough to take them, after all. You could choose some large stones, make each one represent one of your problems and throw them in the water.’ He shrugged. ‘Probably sounds a bit hippy for you. I know you’re more down to earth than we are—but sometimes you just need something to help you focus and let things go."