Revisit Thus the Glimpses of the Moon
We learn that James takes a walk during which he is transformed by the beauty of a violet. The experience transports himself outside himselfwhat most associate with the experience called love, but what the Greeks more accurately understood as ecstasy and translated as such:
James as walking.
A violet and he sees himself as if words on a page.
Night pursues in thickets of interpretation.
Dawn explains herself.
The violet as an idea makes a case for creating Mr. G.
A complaint is heard about over complication.
The pattern that moves around the above should be understood as Either/Or, e.g. either there is dawn or dawn explainingthough in all likelihood the answer will be a combination thereof, which, in gratitude, you will walk toward.
Meanwhile, though at least sixteen years later, the daughter will try to make sense of it all by pretending she is a sailor. Occasionally she goes on land and buys a banana, though mostly, she talks to her shadow, the collector. She even interviews him for her radio show. He is very insightful, callers say. See for yourself: