Choose the Albatross
Choose wisely : An albatross starts to follow a ship — being followed by an albatross was generally considered a sign of good luck. However, the ancient mariner shoots the albatross with a crossbow, which is regarded as an act that will curse the ship (which indeed suffers terrible mishaps). Even when they are too thirsty to speak, the ship's crew let the mariner know through their glances that they blame his action for the curse. He feels as though the albatross is metaphorically hung around his neck - that is, when people look at him, they see him as the albatross killer and that weighs on him. Thus the albatross can be both an omen of good or bad luck, as well as a metaphor for a burden to be carried as penance.
Fleetwood Mac ft DeAnna Johnson & Bren'nae DeBarge