Preface, Part 2: Faith in Finding Nemo

A few weeks ago, I was talking on the phone with my parents, telling them about an article written by John Gerber, my friend Viv’s professor at UMass, titled “An Open Letter to Graduating Seniors.” In it, he mentions the need for “leaps into the dark” during transitional periods such as graduating, ending the article with the following Pixar reference:

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Explain the Cringeworthy Title, Derek

I’ll do my best.

At the end of my Thumbs Up Day™, Kenyon’s weekend for admitted students, I, along with my two high school friends Gabe and Vincent, were offered a parting gift from Kenyon’s Office of Admissions. We could choose between a Calvin and Hobbes collection, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, or a printed version of David Foster Wallace’s commencement speech to the 2005 graduating class, This Is Water. Continue reading “Explain the Cringeworthy Title, Derek”