What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow
Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man,
You cannot say, or guess, for you know only
A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone no sound of water.
- “Waste Land – The Burial Of The Dead”
It's strange, I admit it, but T.S. Eliot's poetic lines on cultural decline and the fragile human spirit are making me think of the Rayburns. They're the pillars of the Florida Keys community at the center of “Bloodline,” the new original Netflix series created by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman. In case you didn't know that, or haven't caught up with the entire season yet and wish to have nothing spoiled, this article will be waiting for you when you return. Otherwise, consider yourselves warned!