To Race The Wind An Autobiography Author:Harold Krents The Race Is On... And On — My very first clear recollection is at the age of three — running down the street far, far ahead of my mother and — her two sisters. I thought that I could outrace the wind. — For a while, the race was to close to call, but inevitably — I would deliver a devastating blow to a lamppost or parking — meter with my forhead or ch... more »in. I would go running back to my mother spitting blood and crying more from frustration
than from pain.
"How can you be so cruel?" my aunt would exclaim.
"Do you think it's easy for me to let him go and hurt
himself?" my mother replied. "The easiest thing in the
world would be for me to always hold his hand, but I
simply cannot do that. someday there won't be someone
to hold his hand, and he'll have to be able to make it
in this world on his own. I want to prepare him for that.
I not only want him to be independent, but I want him to
love being that way."
So well did he accomplish this becomming a long-distance
runner... Out of the shadow world of the blind, overcoming loneliness,fear and frustration, to become: President of the student body at his high school. A cum laude graduate of Harvard College and member of the Bar. Songwriter and Singer. And demon touch football player!« less