So I may have a slight obsession with college convocation/graduation speeches. It’s most likely the result of the wondrous fertility of higher education and all that it entails, my complete and utter fascination with the passionate future, and my awe and applause for inspiring speakers and story tellers.
Take Brit Marling. She’s a graduate of Georgetown University (a totally groovy school–pardon my 70s jargon), an insanely talented actress, and an unbelievably captivating story teller. One YouTube commenter wrote, “I could listen to her try and find meaning in a phone book.” I gotta say, I don’t usually agree with YouTube comments, but this one hits the nail on the head. As she passionately explains the importance and promise of “a collective,” my mind races with day dreams of my imminent college career. Whether it be at Georgetown, UNC, Brown, or where-have-you, college is the birthplace of a collective. Rejoice in that fact. Rejoice in all that is to come.
I know I am.