He watched the elderly man walk across the lawn with his three grandchildren in tow. The little girl walked next to the man followed by her younger brother and older brother. Then the little brother wanted to be next to his grandfather so he rushed up and walked between his sister and his grandfather. The grandfather gently placed his hand on the little boy’s head, tousled the boy’s hair and the four walked on, the older boy dragging behind as if bored with the whole ordeal. Watching this scene, the observer wondered how the grand- father could be so cruel and uncaring toward so many others. Then again, maybe the grand- father is just caring for himself reflected in the grandchildren. Still, he thought, it was a touching scene. Then he thought about his own cruelty and his feelings toward his grandchildren and then he heard the echo reverberating in his head and heart, "for all have...fallen short...."