My twin daughters are graduating from high school today, and I would like to extend a congratulations not only to them, but to the many graduates out there.
And a congratulations to all the students and teachers on wrapping up this school year. It’s been unlike any other school year, with worries about Covid-19 while juggling virtual and in-person education.
A big thank you to the teachers and school staff for their hard work to make this school year work.
I’ve listened to a particular commencement speech several times and keep coming back to it: David Foster Wallace’s This Is Water speech given at Kenyon College’s 2005 graduation ceremony. The honesty how Wallace described dull moments of everyday life. His honesty on how we can choose to view each other. That choice we have about judging others. I tear up every time I hear it.