I stood in a loose circle with the old Sicilian school gardener and two other fathers. We warmed ourselves by sipping the Sicilian's homemade vegetable soup from old ceramic bowls.
I felt an intense feeling of happy contentment as I viewed the new height adjustable basketball hoops that we had just spent the morning assembling.
The hoops will give happiness and health to many children for years to come. This small group of men sought no reward but were grateful for the tasty warm soup. There were no hidden corporate motives and as there were no woman present there were also no subconscious sexual motives.
It was all simple and good and the Sicilian's strong faith contributed to creating a quite Biblical scene in my mind.