Y’all, reunion was more than I could have dreamed. I feel loved and reinvigorated, and I wish I could give you all the gift of feeling the way I have felt for the past several days.
What I can do is urge you to find time to listen to this commencement speech, the best I have ever heard. At a time in my life when so many things aren’t going as I would like, when I often feel that I am not living up to the potential of my mind (or body) because I am not surrounded by the accolades and riches (and babies) I envy, this was just the reminder I needed that striving counts more than winning.
Even if you’re not a Rachel Maddow fan, even if your politics and mine are only distantly related, I believe this speech will make your heart glad.
Oh, stop reading my ramblings and listen: http://www.smith.edu/video/commencement2010.php
(A new Come and Eat post will go up tonight.)