Never Like This Again

I say good-bye to another class of freshmen today. I’m always overwhelmed with the thought that never again will we all be together like this, in this way. But for this year, in this time of their lives, we were.

Oh, we were!

I ask each one what they’ll take from the class, and it’s two things most of all: friendship and vivid verbs. Some have rediscovered a love of writing and analysis. Others have learned the power of the gentle semicolon.

I have learned how much I love people. Writing just connects me to them.

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