Recreation by David Morrison All the gyration of the universe / Dancing within and without herself / Celestial fires electric / Spinning in the atom’s core / The point turns on the plane- / All the whirling of the dreidel
"The Ruined" are those countless ones throughout the ages who have encountered the presence of the living God to such an extent that they are "ruined" for the things of this world. They can never return for any extended time to what was formerly known as "normal life." They are
burned with a vision of the beauty of God in the face of Christ-- and
they seek this in everyone and everything they meet.