A BEAUTIFUL TALE
This is a very touching story of a skinny, puny young lad whose first and last love was football. His father always encouraged him though this boy, because of his small, unimpressive size, could head nowhere and not make it into the team. His father made it a point to attend all practice sessions of his son to boost his sagging morale.
But because of his tenacity and commitment, he could finally notch up a place in the high school team after four long years. His joy knew no bounds and his father too was thrilled.
When the boy’s first real game was only days away, he got the news of his father’s sudden death. The coach, who anyhow did not have much faith in this puny boy’s abilities, was compassionate and allowed him to miss practice and the game itself, if need be.
But the boy not only turns up for the game but also amazes everyone by his match winning performance, when the team was actually lagging behind.
When the coach finally asks him about this magic performance in wide eyed wonderment, the boy answers, “My beloved father was blind and hence could not see me playing when alive. Today is the first time he would have seen me from above. Hence I played for him