Tuesday, January 6, 2009


i am a crucial part of social change.

words from a young woman's application essay. this is what i love when i read applications: even in the midst of reading a lot of trite essays, you see the potential of so many. you see minds opening newly, thoughtful observations about the world that now are so easy to accept but, ah! at seventeen, they were so fresh and unheard of.

then you remember all of the things that you learned from that moment to this, and you remember that there is no end to learning, and no end to opening. the world is so, so wide. but when you get older, you forget to see it. if you imagined yourself seventeen again, open to learning, what else would you discover, that you now think yourself incapable of?

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