This is Water

My school's graduation is two weeks away and I'm at home trying to write a speech for the ceremony while remaining calm. This is tough. The last time I gave a grad speech I quoted a bit from David Foster Wallace's excellent This is Water Kenyon College commencement address. I will probably draw from Wallace again, the piece is timeless. In the very small cache of documents I saved to bring back from India to New Hampshire there is a worn copy of the entire thing. I've probably read it twenty times, still gets me.

It turns out that a few days ago some folks turned an large chunk of the speech into a video. Click through the picture to check it out. Really great.

Click through to watch the video version of This is Water.

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Here is a link to the full speech.