The abyss of pain calls for regrouping, rebuilding. As I bite down, trying to fight through the agony, I remember that I did not give a complete picture of how the Monomyth applies to probably one of the greatest mythical heroes of the modern age (especially as Richard Donner tells it):
It is personal.
I took on this pain, so my father would have the will to live, to even become my father in the first place. (See
for the personal connections)