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Journey/Movement

Tully, despite his laid-back tendencies, is in a constant state of motion. He travels from Wyoming to Alabama and on to Punta Margarita, Belize, and other tropical locations. Yet, even when he is stationary, there is motion: he climbs in and out of the tree house when talking with Donna, he trolls along the water in his fishing boat, or sailing on the Lucretia. At times, he rides Mr. Twain or takes a swim to relax. Tully comments about not going to see Donna Kay in Belize, but he will travel there to purchase a truck. When he questions the priorities that influenced this decision, it seems obvious in the context of his journey. He cannot accept the role of staying in one place with Donna Kay, yet he is willing to travel to obtain another mode of transportation. Clearly, Tully's journey is the priority.

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