I: THE HISTORY OF THE ORPHAN
ORPHAN AS DESIRE
The Orphan is denied reciprocation of affection. The Orphan’s earliest professions of love go unconsummated. It is these formative experiences that enable the characteristic strength and survival skills to qualify them as Orphans.
This experience of absolute lack can be interpreted as the essence of desire. If when we desire what we experience is the wanting of the object rather than the having of it, then the true meaning of desire is the experience of not having. Whereas most of us can only approximate this deficiency, the Orphan has the unique circumstance of knowing absolute lack.
For this reason, the Orphan is the personification of the insatiability of human desire. Because the Orphan learns to engage the world through not having, desire is transferred from the objective of a goal to the engagement with pursuit.