It’s busy this time of year – let's face it, it's busy always. It’s’ so easy to get lost in the sea of deadlines, commitments and worries about the future.
Every so often, however, a reminder surfaces of not only how precious and finite our time here really is, but also, that it is possible to “get it,” really “get it” before living out most of our lives.
Marina Keegan “got it.” That there are young people like Marina out there is reassuring, hopeful, enlightening. Maybe the world is not quite as crazy as we think. Marina gained more insight and perspective in twenty two years than most gain in a lifetime.
I’m glad I found Marina as my daughter heads off to college this fall. I want my daughter to know while she is young how school and ultimately life should feel.
As our sons and daughters graduate and evolve, and we occasionally get caught up in their grades, awards and success, Marina beautifully expresses why we have children in the first place. She reminds us not only of the world's beauty, pain and randomness, but most importantly, that ultimately we are all in this together.