To me, the world is cracked, unwhole
, not pure, accidental; and the idea of moments of joy for no reason is very strange (p.
It's failing some test of companionship that replays itself over and over in our lives with friends and family and spouses and lovers, and leaves us alone once again, wanting and wandering unwhole
Many musicians who have some strain of blues in their music might act black or dwell in blackness but becoming black has still not proven possible, leaving the Franklin Dylan unwhole
. This dislocated character then resurfaces in the Richard Gere story only to exchange a symbolic gaze with the Gere Dylan.
As in all wars, many come home unwhole
, bearing the wounds and burdens of war.
Without this sense of unity, we feel unwhole
, that something is lacking although we do not necessarily know what it is.
"Someone draws a picture of a place, and then suddenly there it is, exactly like the picture." He had lived with this place for almost a year, always unwhole
, broken into small pieces.