Let me just tell it like it is--I've been living in a house full of craziness! (And then remember what I said about going to work where things are RUNAWAY TRAIN CRAZY!)
I was particularly moved at the college graduation last Tuesday. There is something about ceremonies that just choke me up. Baptisms, weddings, funerals, graduations. Sigh. Graduations get to me in a real positive-isn't-the-world-an-amazing-place kind of way.
And, being a writer, I often ponder what I would say if I was ever to give a commencement address (especially if my mind begins to wander during Pomp and Circumstance.)
I think I would include this quote because it is beautiful and speaks to my heart:
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
And I think I would tell graduates not to be afraid of hard work. We might wish upon stars for our dreams to be granted to us, but we can make our own dreams come true if we are willing to work hard enough.
And that is maybe about all I would say, because I would remember that sitting for a long time is really hard, particularly in those white chairs they always use....