Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Williams Commencement Address

Reading the commencement address Thomas Friedman gave at Williams College just made me cry. I know, I am such a softie, but I just couldn't help it!

You know when you read something and there's a story about someone kind and generous, and you get this foreboding feeling, like, oh no, something happened to that person. Well, I had that moment while I was reading his commencement address and even though I was expecting it, it still made me cry!

In any case, here are some words from Mark Twain that carry the heart of his speech:
"Always work like you don't need the money. Always fall in love like you've never been hurt. Always dance like nobody is watching. And always -- always -- live like it's heaven on earth."