In the backyard I created a holy place for birds by placing seven small stones in a circle — seven representing completeness, wholeness, perfection — about two feet in diameter, in the center of which I scatter bird seed of a most beneficial variety.
People lose soulmates all the time. Many, perhaps most, get to a point where they can get on with their lives. Others never seem to get there. This guy, whose wife died a year ago, cannot seem to move on.