| Quote #10
The woman when she saw him put her arms around him and held him. Oh, she said, I am so glad to see you. She would talk to him sometimes about God. He tried to talk to God but the best thing was to talk to his father and he did talk to him and he didnt forget. The woman said that was all right. She said that the breath of God was his breath yet though it pass from man to man through all of time. (389.1)
In a way, The Boy continues the type of spirituality present in much of the novel. It goes something like this: There might not be a God, but through love we can find divinity in each other. At least that's how we make sense of all the religious imagery surrounding The Boy. From The Man's perspective, The Boy is the one good thing out there, worthy of his love and protection. It's even possible that The Boy carries a new fire within himself – not only goodness, but the memory of his father.