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Graduation

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Every year around the nation at this time, there are thousands of people who are gearing up to go out and embrace something new through the miracle that is their graduation. For some, they will continue their education by going to achieve a higher degree. Some will go into the “real” world and experience what life has in store for them.

Graduation is a bitter-sweet time for many people. With the world beginning to open its bounty to the new graduates, the life that they had for the past several years is coming to a close. The friends that they’ve made will not necessarily go along the pathway that they choose. There’s a song from a little musical called Wicked that many of you might know that suits this time of parting and new beginnings. It’s called “For Good.” And my mind tells me that it’s appropriate for such a time.

(Elphaba):
I’m limited
Just look at me – I’m limited
And just look at you
You can do all I couldn’t do, Glinda
So now it’s up to you
For both of us – now it’s up to you…

(Glinda):
I’ve heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true
But I know I’m who I am today
Because I knew you…

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
I have been changed for good

(Elphaba):
It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You’ll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend…

Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a skybird
In a distant wood
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?
But because I knew you

(Glinda):
Because I knew you

(Both):
I have been changed for good

(Elphaba):
And just to clear the air
I ask forgiveness
For the things I’ve done you blame me for

(Glinda):
But then, I guess we know
There’s blame to share

(Both):
And none of it seems to matter anymore

(Glinda):
Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood

(Elphaba):
Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a bird in the wood

(Both):
Who can say if I’ve been
Changed for the better?
I do believe I have been
Changed for the better

(Glinda):
And because I knew you…

(Elphaba):
Because I knew you…

(Both):
Because I knew you…
I have been changed for good…

To all the grads, I wish you all the best of luck. Congratulations. Don’t look back with sadness…Go out to conquer the world. It’s a happy time. Go out and enjoy it.

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Written by barryr22

May 1, 2010 at 12:18 am

Posted in life

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