GORDON'S DRAWING / AN ELK, A HAND AND THE SPIRITUAL FINGER
The idea of tending nature/law/'the state of things' with an instrument also resonates with Gordon Cole's drawing: the hand with the instrument/watch(watch tells time, gives reality to history, periods of time, etc.) reaching out to the abomination of nature(nature as not self sustaining, but a moving beast with a tree growing out of its head) to interact with it, 'tend it'. Here the instrument is Sarah Palmer's 'dream' to deal with the 'damned bad story, isnt it, Hawk', and her hand/instrument/dream includes the pain from 'the world of truck drivers' and their orange jerky(enjoyment and the color outside of the bar's red door) which destroyed her family, thus the spiritual finger is large and black, the dream/instrument behind her face, the vortex/dream, etc. Sarah Palmer reaching out to the natural man/beast-elk/abomination(the truck driver) with her instrument, something like a version of Mr. C on the other side of the antagonism.
Also notice how this scene resonates with the one from FWWM when 'Buck the truck driver' bought Laura and Donna at the roadhouse and took them to that depraved 'Canada' scene(the fire that once starts is almost impossible to put out). This time Sarah Palmer is giving a different answer than Laura, 'mother's revenge'.