Good morning Friend,
Writing from the university.
New students checking in yesterday, from dozens of countries
and our opportunity to be welcoming, friendly, informative, reassuring
We have done this many times over the years
and as ever it’s an honor
bearing witness to their arrival
carrying on the regular round of our year
their failures and successes all in the future.
They come and they go, and have done for the 30 years of my career
(and did before that, and will do after I am gone)
Grateful to be a part of something larger than I am.