Tuesday, May 6, 2008

What's Your Motto?

It's graduation time, and you are probably receiving announcements from the Class of 2008. Class officers no doubt labored over choices for class colors, flower, and motto, offering selections for class votes.

My class had a choice of three, each of which had its fans who offered impassioned pleas to choose their favorite. In the end, we chose "The world will stop to let anyone pass who knows where he is going." The words were strung in two lines across the top of the stage the night of graduation, and we proudly sat beneath them in our caps and gowns. Not until the yearbook came out did we discover something perhaps more truthful. The page showing the graduates on stage had cut off the top line of the motto. The words above us in the photo were "Who Knows Where He is Going?"

1 comment:

  1. I love it! Great post. At least your class chose a motto with action, like the premise for a story--character, resistence, action, and resolution. Ours was really dumb--The Ship of Life on the Sea of Knowledge--talk about being lost--like a post-modern novel--no character, no resistance, no action, no resolution. Predictably, the speeches were very boring.