"I run into the lighthouse and up the spiral stairs. Up and up, and around and around I go until I am sure that I will lose my balance and fall all the way down to the sea below. But I don't. I reach the top and fall against the wall...I can hear my papi's boots on the metal spiral stair case, the sound echoes up to where I sit. Soon his head pops up until we are eye to eye. 'You okay, Sam?' I nod yes. 'How 'bout you give me a hand with the lamp?'"