Yes. I mean, the things we carry, the objects we carry say things about the sorts of people we are.
The book -- so, the book does start with the physical stuff we carry through -- through a war, not just the military stuff, but the rabbit's feet and the pictures of your girlfriend back home, and all you don't have.
And then the book tries to move into the emotional and the spiritual burdens that you're going to carry, not just through the war, but to your grave. – Tim O’Brien, New Hour Website