Islands are as much imagined as real, and live in the mind’s eye with as much raw power as they live in the world of tides and wind.
As always in history actions had consequences the actors did not contemplate.
History is who we are and why we are the way we are.
The past is never dead; it's not even past.
Gavin Stevens (William Faulkner)
An island is, like Earth itself, a small promise in an endless sea.
History is just one damned thing after another.
Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.