Friday, December 6, 2013
Thoughts on Seabiscuit: There's Something Worse than a Bad Leg
As Howard struggled with his decision, he spoke with Pollard's friend, journalist David Alexander. During their conversation, Alexander asked Howard what his plans were for the race.
"'If Red breaks that leg again,' Howard said soberly, 'it will cripple him for life.'
Alexander told him that maybe it was better to break a man's leg than his heart" (366).
Pollard would ride and win the race.
This reminds me an old truth:
The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, But as for a broken spirit who can bear it? (Proverbs 18:14)
Handle people's hearts and dreams carefully.