Dear Graduate,

Celebration is the joyous refusal to think about what’s next.  There is color and passion in this moment, in this festive sliver between childhood and adulthood.

Remember how this feels, to celebrate a job well done.  And remember to do it often, with small successes, and obstacles overcome.  That feeling of accomplishment, followed by joy, is one of the only graces in the world.

May you know it always, not just today.


The Dropout


  1. Wow, that’s a powerful twist ending! Really makes you think.

    1. I am the O.Henry of WordPress!!

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