May 11th, 2008

Congratulations, Graduate

My son is named John, but my daughter, Felicia, for the past 4 years, has been a "johnnie," i.e., a student at St.John's College.

They're an unusual school, focused on the direct study of key works of Western civilization.  Felicia took to the program like a fish to water.

Today, she graduated. 

It was a pleasant outdoor ceremony, cloudy, but no rain to speak of.  Well, I did feel a drop or two, but I won't speak of it.

She gobbled up gobs of Great Books,
Homer to Hobbes to Heidegger,
sifting for sense through centuries
of the world's weighty words.