I sometimes wonder what would’ve happened if I’d bought that vase and made a home for it. Would that have changed things? Would I have been happy? Who can say. I do know this: Even now, after all the pain and death and heartbreak that followed, I still would make the same choice.
The only rules that really matter are these: what a man can do and what a man can’t do. For instance, you can accept that your father was a pirate and a good man or you can’t. But pirate is in your blood, boy, so you’ll have to square with that some day. And me, for example, I can let you drown, but I can’t bring this ship into Tortuga all by me onesies, savvy? So, can you sail under the command of a pirate, or can you not?
You may bury my body
down by the highway side
So my old evil spirit
Can catch a Greyhound bus and ride
- Robert Johnson, Me and the Devil Blues
i think i am a better ghost than i am a human being.
"Neither chains of steel nor chains of love can keep her from the sea."