The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.
Because every time you see them happy you remember how sad they’re going to be. And it breaks your heart. Because what’s the point in them being happy now if they’re going to be sad later. The answer is, of course, because they are going to be sad later.
Okay, groovy. So you’re just not pirates today — we’ve managed to bag us a ship with a demon popping in. Very efficient. I mean, if something’s going to kill you, it’s nice that it drops you a note to remind you.