As we are running right into the end of the year and what would be graduation time, I feel like we haven’t gotten any concrete answers or made a ton of progress which is disconcerting. Its such uncharted territory that I can’t imagine what these seniors are thinking as we go into Summer. I feel for you graduates as the answers don’t feel like they are sure-footed. The one thing I can say is that this is temporary. We may change society to meet a virus’s demands, but it can’t change our character or spirit, just some of our day to day practices. We are gaining flexibility skills that will benefit us and although it is hard to understand now, I think we will look back and see growth in new ways.
What makes JT’s photos so fun is that we went to the family farm, anything that can conjure up memories of your youth I’m in for. And I am a sucker for the rural midwest. JT plans to attend the University of Nebraska, attending Cornhusker football games, meeting new people, settling into campus life. He simply hopes to have a job in 5 years. He picked the farm because it is a family place, where he has spent countless hours as a kid playing in the creek, fishing, cutting wood, bonfires–lots of fun with family and friends. He loves the farm. At home he likes playing video games with friends, playing board games with family–Sleeping, eating, watching movies.
It was fun trip on a late fall day to see a little piece of the midwest that will live on.
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. –Vincent Van Gogh