Like a fish out of water, Roy flip-flops between right action and wrong action; mind filled with unethical obligations, heart filled with love. The demon Alpha so deep in his system, on the hook to Marie, his pride curled into a fearful ball, far distant from the eightfold path, Roy swims with the sharks and hopes to stay alive.
To escape his predicament he must paddle upstream. Roy longs to be near Rose, to praise Her, wanting to leave behind coercion for liberation, to break free from old school thuggery and welcome generosity, but instead he stays wishy-washy, buried in self-imposed limits, and stuck in habits he is unwilling to break.
What kind of fish do you find at the top of the Himalayas?