Saturday, April 16, 2011

Courage and Strength

Sociology is not for the faint-hearted.

Here’s to all you brave souls.
We are the ones they label deviants.
We are the ones they never fail to ask why we are doing what we are doing.
We are the ones who question your ‘common sense’.
We are the ones who believe in change.
To all my friends; my kindred spirits: step forth with courage into the society we have tried to make sense of and will continue to make sense of. 

“Today’s the day my life begins. Today I become a citizen of the world. Today I become a grown up. Today I become accountable to someone other than myself and my parents. Accountable for more than my grades. Today, I become accountable to the world. To the future. To all the possibilities that life has to offer. Starting today, my job is to show up wide eyed and willing and ready. For what, I don’t know. For anything. For everything. To take on life. To take on love. To take on the responsibility and possibility. Today, my friends, our lives begin. And, I for one can’t wait.
             –Becca, Valedictorian Speech on Grey´s Anatomy

1 comment:

Justin said...

Here's to you, the front runner, the trail-blazer.

I will meet you there on the other side in time to come and when I do, I hope to find in you the same hope that you gave me when I began this field of study.

To my brave and dear young friend Amy, Godspeed.