Tuesday night, I was invited to attend the high school graduation of two friends of mine. The ceremony was traditional in every way, from Pomp and Circumstance to the throwing of the hats. The only time I was really intrigued was during an amazing speech by a graduating senior, in which he pointed out that these students started their high school experience a few days before 9/11. He was a great speaker.
Tuesday night dropped me into a completely different world than my normal one. I was in a room full of several hundred excited young men and women, freshly minted, ready to get into the world. They were starting their adult journeys. They were brimming with smiles, excitement, energy, and enthusiasm. A thrilling cocktail of human rocket fuel.
What a great way to spend an evening!