Commencement

By J. D. Meisner

I have never been asked to deliver a commencement address... probably for a good reason.

The graduation of my youngest daughter this past week got me wondering, what would I actually say if someone did ask me to deliver the keynote address at a high school graduation?

I think I'd look out across that fidgety sea of shiny square mortarboard hats balanced on those bright young heads and meet the eyes of the crowd of people sitting in the bleachers behind them and say, “I'm not gonna lie; y'all look tired... really tired... you educators, parents, grandparents, families and friends of these young graduates amassed before us.

 

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