2 Works in Mack Johnson
You are born with fire in your veins and a desert in your mind.
Or, at least you think you were. You might've not always have had the large expanse of nothingness in your mind, empty of young memories and life and simply focused on survival, but you try not to focus on that too much (The fact that you might've had something better than constant loss hurts worse)
Instead, you focus on the unreachable stars in your desert mind. You focus on your dreams and ambitions- something beyond survival- and hope that one day you will be able to grasp those dreams and stars in the palm of your hands.
For now, you stay on the dusty ground and wander the red dunes and rocks, pretending it's what you want it to be.
Don Draper's early non-consensual sexual experiences still scar him today.