our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness Phaedr. 244a
"I think that’s what Tommy is doing. He has to hold on through this free-floating anxiety — this knowledge that something is not right in being alive. There’s something that’s not fitting with this life. What’s around the corner? It’s death. It’s death that’s around the corner. We have no frame of reference to deal with death."
~andrew gardner in an interview about his character in never let me go. ********* a moment of hope; kathy realizes he's speaking of loving her.