It is an interesting book, but for me it was more about helping me understand the Portuguese versions translated hopefully well into English. It has helped me make sense of a lot of things I thought I had read, but perhaps hadn't.
Ode Maritima- Is a wistful longing for childhhood, which develops into an acceptance that it is the past- I do not agree it is lost because memories keep everything alive.
Quem somos? Uma verdade - é só isso que eu sei.
What are we? A truth- that is all I know.