Although this may, to some, show the beginnings of a disturbed psyche, it has been approved in literature to be merely a "pure" and heartfelt childish sentiment. I am referring, of course, to Romeo and Juliet! Juliet, who is said by many a critic to be the paragon of simplistic chastity (even though she lusts madly after Romeo (for, what is, after all, "love at first sight?")), cries longingly while waiting for Romeo, "give me my Romeo; and...take him and cut him out in little stars,/ And he will make the face of heaven so fine /That all the world will be in love with night /And pay no worship to the garish sun." My former English professor, who I secretly thought was a numbskull, proclaimed that Juliet was acting as a child would with pieces of Ken/Barbie dolls--delighted with the toy(s) and determined to make something of them. He convenientely forgot to mention that placing people in the stars was an old Greek/Roman honor and the source of the names of our constellations; Juliet was intending to honor Romeo, as well as preserve him as immortal.
So perhaps TJ, insane and underdeveloped though he might be, was subconsciously expressing his puerile desire to keep that cute little girl with him forever. You never know: insanity takes strange forms.