something incredible about centre college is the people you meet when you come here. centre is small, so you meet and get to know a lot of people in a short amount of time. it might seem like it would be difficult to find enough people who share interests. but for me, centre has allowed me to make some of the strongest bonds and deepest connections i have ever had.
this post is dedicated to one of those people. he is, according to the clock, twenty four minutes into graduating from centre, probably feeling a little overwarm in his suit and robes and hat and the lights glaring down during commencement. when i first met him i figured that we would not achieve any close connection — that we’d just be centre acquaintances, maybe facebook friends.
two years later, i am overwhelmingly honored to consider him my best friend.
it’s part of a tradition at centre for graduating seniors to give an honor coin (pictured above) to someone who has greatly affected their college career or their view of the world. yesterday, he gave me his honor coin, and said that i deserved it because i was “the person at centre most responsible for helping him to pull his head out of his ass.”
i guess what i’m trying to say is that you don’t know how much yr fellow students are going to matter to you. but then suddenly you won’t be able to imagine life without them, and how the person you are is directly tied to having them around, and how incredibly integral they have become to yr life and choices and values. and, uh, then it’s time for them to graduate.
so, dear friend, thank you.
dear readers, thank you.
you never know who’s watching, so be excellent to each other.