A man poised on the eve of what to others appears to be his greatest triumph, thinks back on what he knows is his greatest triumph. It’s a kiss from his Jenny. In this moment he shows us that what’s important is not how others perceive the success or failures in our lives, but how we see them.
Abou Ben Adhem awakens to find an angel within his room writing the names of those who love The Lord inside a book of gold. To his shock, he discovers his is name will not be added and learns of the fate awaiting him.