Call me sentimental, but I’ve always loved graduations: the way they tie up loose ends and signify new beginnings, the chance to reflect on the past, and celebrate the future. I feel bad for the graduates of 2020. Schools closed 2 months ago. Students finished (what they could) their education on line. When I graduated I can still remember handing in my last paper. I remember getting together that night with a few others who were graduating and having a little barbecue in front of our apartment. We had an opportunity to share what came next. Grad school, Law School, Work, Summer jobs, Internships. Even the fear of “What’s Next” was exciting.
Like the final months of their education, 2020 graduation will be online and virtual.
We will be ok, we will get back to normal. We, as a society have rebounded from much worse. I hope at that time…
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