And then I wrote… this address was at the main science and engineering campus of the the University of Missouri system, Truman State University. I had a wonderful time there, starting with the plane ride from St. Louis in a ten-seater prop plane...
To the president, the provost, the dean, I thank you; honored guests, I greet you; to the Truman State University Class of 2015, I congratulate you. I am honored to share this stage with you.
Thinking about the class of 2015, I did some calculations… it’s the nerd in me, I know… and I realized that most of you were probably born in the early 1990s, which means you would have been around Harry Potter’s age when those movies came out. You are the generation who grew up alongside Harry Potter. That’s pretty wonderful. No other generation will be able to say that.
And I mention that, because there’s connection between you and Harry Potter. Like Harry Potter, you are all wizards. And you’re all about to graduate from Hogwarts.
I mean, think about it. What do we know about magic – the way it’s presented in the movies? You wave a wand, and say a few magic words, and amazing things happen.
But isn’t that what you’ve learned here? By learning to speak, learning to write, learning to learn, you have learned the magic… [In order to read the rest of this post, you have to be a paid-up member of Sacred Space, and logged in as such!]