Watasenia Scintillans Addresses the New Graduates

She clutches the podium with translucent arms.
She is older than her picture.
She closes her eyes slowly.
We all lean in.
"Life…" she says, tasting each costly letter,

"Life is short. Light your whole self up
every chance you get."

luminescent painting by Katie Schuler.
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Leslie Avon Miller said...

At some point in time, the gusto factor comes to life. Light your whole self up.

Contessa said...

living now not later
is the best thing i ever heard
the best thing i ever did
it is hard to sow seeds
with a clenched fist
we are called to give our hearts away

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