And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it
how much was mine to keep.
This isn’t a man. It’s a broken kite.”
They didn’t think it had anything to do with the war. They were sure Billy was going to pieces because his father had thrown him into the deep end of the Y.M.C.A. swimming pool when he was a little boy, and had then taken him to the rim of the Grand Canyon.