Black Sails – Quote


Only one more episode left for the series “Black Sails”.  If you are not yet a fan, check it out.  It’s a fantastic series focused on the caribbean and pirates, set in the time leading up to Robert Lewis Stevenson’s famous “Treasure Island”.

Anyway, this quote stood out from tonight’s episode so much that I’ve decided to share it  here.

Said by an Old Salt enjoying a passage onboard a pirate ship, as he looks wistfully out at the horizon….

One day you’ll leave the account, take a wife, father children, see less and less of the sea, until she becomes like a painting hanging on a wall, static and irrelevant to your daily existence. 

But she’ll keep on calling you.  And when she does, you’ll step into that painting and feel the swell beneath your feet and it’ll all come back to you as if it was like yesterday.

Hold onto this as long as you can, for all of us that once had it and walked away…

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