Looks like there will be no tennis for my father and me. It has been hailing here. This really excited my dad.
"Look at those things," he said.
"Yeah, it's hail," I said.
"Is the dawn of a new era," he said. "Make it happen."
I looked at my latest publication in my hands, and then back to him at the top of the stairs.
"You too," I said.
"I already have."
Yes, I thought. He has accomplished all his dreams. He came from a small village in Iran, became and engineer, had a family, and is now an honorary member of the United Nations. This is everything he wanted.