As Tom continues to live his itinerant lifestyle, his sense of homelessness and a lack of belonging, family, or heritage becomes increasingly evident. Traveling has lost its appeal for him as one city blurs into another and as the hotels in which he stays become indistinguishable. When Tom has free moments outside of the arena, he becomes aimless and lonely. At these times his memories figure most prominently in his thoughts, as he struggles to understand his life and its meaning.