No vessel can stay at sea forever. There is no honor in being pulled from the sea and landlocked, neither in sinking unnoticed in the depths. But the noble shipwreck, half at sea, yet sailing never again, a reminder of a life well spent for all who gaze upon it. Every curious onlooker’s stare, every child’s exploration, each a glorious flower on the tombstone of the life once lived and even still not forgotten.