I first encountered “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings”, a short story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in college when I was required to read it for a writing class. It’s been a tale that’s stuck with me through the years for its strange, whimsical nature. Outside of that I can appreciate the rather cynical way it looks at some people’s engagement with religion, with crowds being interested in the angel right up until another form of entertainment comes along.
The story isn’t very long, so if you want something that will mix things up between football game viewings, check it out. Hopefully you’ll find it as enjoyably quirky and memorable as I have.