the above is from david foster wallace's speech to graduates at  kenyon college in 2005. it's been floating around for awhile but i never read it all the way thru until yesterday. and i haven't stopped thinking about it since. sometimes interior matters are addressed in an abstract manner (ie, do good, think peacefully etc) that, for me anyway, goes out the window at the first signs of actual friction, stress, real world etc, but this speech successfully includes the non-abstract. block off ten minutes and read it.


lady said...

i haven't stopped thinking about it either since i read it. everyday it passes through my brain and i try hard to remember everybody's everything.

mogomom said...

i love it. thank you for making me read it.