If you want to compliment someone call him grounded.
If you want to do him a favour
pray that there’s more order than chaos, more love
than hatred and resentment in his life, that
transfiguration and redemption are acquaintances,
at least, and possibly friends. Let him be
wistful rather than woeful when looking out of high
Allow him to prance, say he knew wonder and joy
and turned his back on the place called Last Resort.
Let him believe he told the truth, most of the time.