Further along the Road from Calvary, we find Sonia’s first-born, Tristan, losing his temper with his son Jason. As Tristan continues to let his anger take the lead, Jason begins on the slippery slide away from family. Ultimately, he loses himself within the seedy world of drugs.
It is in Tristan’s fevered search for his son that he comes to own his part in having pushed Jason into the shadows. As Tristan begins to imagine how incredibly vulnerable that leaves Jason, his sea
Sonia’s parents raised the family on a principle of shortages. The concept of there being not enough also applied to the attention available to their children. Ingrained in them that the winner takes it all, the older siblings rival for the basics and for spoils. Given to fend for selves within family, it is little wonder that the siblings go on to apply a divided effort to the wider world. #shortages #rival #winner #priinciple #divided #family #effort
In the novel Advent, after Michael and Sonia find their way back to one another, Sonia’s son Tristan embraces their reunion as a thing expected; Michael represented a piece of their family puzzle that had gone missing. As Tristan continues in his musing, he wonders at the possibility of a grander puzzle, and if each of us might be in possession of a piece that would complete a grander scheme. If so, then might that be the reason that we sometimes feel there’s something not qu