Tuesday, April 19, 2011

This is Water.

I got this link from another blog that I read for the beautiful band River James.  It's a copy of David Foster Wallace's commencement speech that he gave at Kenyon University in 2005.  I've always had a soft spot for commencement speeches because they all seem to convey a certain humility that is never expected from a speech that can colloquially be cheesy and over-done.  This is definitely one of the more inspiring speeches that I have read. 

http://moreintelligentlife.com/story/david-foster-wallace-in-his-own-words

"But if you really learn how to pay attention, then you will know there are other options. It will actually be within your power to experience a crowded, hot, slow, consumer-hell type situation as not only meaningful, but sacred, on fire with the same force that made the stars: love, fellowship, the mystical oneness of all things deep down."

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