During this time of year, everyone knows someone who is graduating from high school or college or a professional program. In two weeks, my son will be graduating from the School of Visual Arts with an MFA. I wonder who chooses the person who does the commencement address. It is not always a former graduate or teacher or politician.
While reading a Brain Pickings newsletter that a colleague sent to me for another reason, I saw a posting from Pratt (my other son’s alma mater) on the side bar. It is a commencement address given by Patti Smith. Some of you may remember this poet, philosopher and singer from decades ago. I found it very interesting and wanted to share it with you.
PS. The video is not the best, but the audio is great.