They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops. And that’s true. What they don’t tell you, is that once time starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up.
There’s a time when a man needs to fight and a time when he needs to accept that his destiny’s lost, the ship has sailed and that only a fool will continue. Truth is, I’ve always been a fool.
Have you ever heard a joke so many times you’ve forgotten why it’s funny? And then you hear it again and suddenly it’s new. You remember why you loved it in the first place.
You were a big fish in a small pond, but this here is the ocean and you’re drowning. Take my advice, go back to Puddleville, you’ll be happy there.
Fate has a way of circling back on a man, and taking him by surprise. A man sees things differently at different times in his life.
A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him. And in that way he becomes immortal.
There are some fish that cannot be caught. It’s not that they’re faster or stronger than other fish. They’re just touched by something extra.
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Most men, they’ll tell you a story straight through. It won’t be complicated, but it won’t be interesting, either.
In telling the story of my father’s life, it’s impossible to separate fact from fiction, the man from the myth. The best I can do is to tell it the way he told me. It doesn’t always make sense, and most of it never happened. But that’s what kind of story this is.