A Happy Graduation Card, a Haiku*, and Neil Gaiman’s Commencement Speech
To all 2021 high school graduates:
College is the start.
Before you know it, you’ll be
Twenty-one years old.
Correct year that you can vote?
So much power then!
Reading and writing
Can grow/harness that power.
The world needs your thoughts!
We need to hear you.
What happens when we listen?
More kindness, saving lives?
I send congrats in haiku
Grow now, change our world.
A helpful and inspiring commencement speech from author Neil Gaiman:
*Read more about haiku in my writing mentor Natalie Goldberg’s new book: Three Simple Lines. (Natalie also mentions me in this book.)
Read Debbie Merion’s new memoir: From the Period. To the Colon: Memoir of a Child Writer