They said when you’re down,
When behind every smile is a frown,
Take a quick drive and you will reach
A special nook by the beach;
I attended a camp last weekend and for some time, I was able to forget the harshness of the present. Or maybe I really just needed an escape, and the camp helped. Anyway, it’s the first outdoor camp I have ever attended.
I thought I was done with homework when I finished grad school. But I wanted to be prepared for my commencement speech. So I did what any self-respecting social scientist would do. I started reading studies of graduation speeches. And I decided I would give a graduation speech about graduation speeches.
How do you know
if you are still alright?
If you are still fine,
if you are still on track of your line,
when all you see
and all you feel
is something you cannot understand;
I feel wrong,
maybe sad, or down, or tired,
and I can’t even say why;
It’s like the mystery of a prism,
or the darkness of the shadow —
the questions of light.