What makes a man
A man bears the weight of a collapsing bridge on his shoulders.
A man cries, and his tears give life to the plants of the earth and the ghosts of the recently departed.
A man feels pain... AND HE LOVES IT.
A man's sorrow can bring down a helicopter.
A man builds a house with just bricks and no cement, because the love of a man is enough to keep that house together.
A man channels all the pain in the world and carries it alone on his journey through the cold, twilight wilderness of existence.
A man swallows a live baby, then passes it whole and unharmed.
A man emerges unscathed from the burning wreckage of a downed helicopter, then staggers over to the stump of an old tree to stroke the heads of a nest of baby dav crabes, before singing them softly to sleep.
A man punches a cockerel to pieces, then with the strength of his spirit, brings the pieces back to life as lots of little cockerels.
A man rescues a child from the rubble of an earthquake-hit school, then places his strong hands on her shoulders and tells her, gazing soulfully into her eyes: "when you're grown up, you'll wish you'd died."