In Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko, is Tayo edging toward failure or healing? What is the author trying to communicate with the section that describes Tayo hitchhiking up Highway 66 until he runs out of money?

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Tayo is edging toward healing. We know this in part because his healing is foreshadowed by the story he instinctively tells during the rain. The story, told while trying to hold on to the blanket in the driving wind and rain, associates him with the story-teller and the Thought-Woman who introduce the story of Tayo. This association points to life, thus to healing. In their beginning story, "he said":

I will tell you something about stories,
[he said] ...
They are all we have, you see, [...]
I keep them here
[he said] ...

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