May 5, 2014

Pomp and Circumstance

It was a fine commencement ceremony.  The orchestra, the organ music, the concert choir dressed in formal black attire, the regalia, the energy of the graduates, the mix of joy and quiet tears of those sitting in the bleachers, and the words of wisdom made for an affair not to be forgotten.

The speaker was one of those filled with understanding and deep thoughts, with a bit of craziness to counteract the serious.  He told the graduates that some will be successful and do great things. Some will face difficult times and heartbreak. But the majority will likely live ordinary lives. Yet in such a resplendent way, he encouraged those young adults to look for the sacred in the small, ordinary things of life.  The moments faced every single day can be full of meaning; regular lives can hold great significance.


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