We’re the Ones Who Wrote the End

Athena’s high school graduation ceremony is today and this is the song running around in my head about it.

Big day, folks. Pictures later, perhaps.

By John Scalzi

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12 replies on “We’re the Ones Who Wrote the End”

Congratulations for Athena, and youse guys too!

I barely remember my HS graduation in 1968 – I wanted to be out of there so bad I enrolled for the summer session at the college I accepted/was accepted to. Then I lost the draft lottery. Finally got a BS CS in 1984. I remember that, a lot of hard work, help from classmates, wife, everyone.

A lot of good luck as well as ‘Positive Attitude” and hard work. GI Bill paid some of the cost, and it wasn’t as crazy expensive as it is today.

Hope everyone has a good time at the various celebrations! And best of luck to the graduation lady with her next challenge.

Congratulations to you, Ms. Scalzi, as you spread your wings and embark on the great adventure that is life as a grown-up!

And best wishes to her parents, for whom I suspect this is a bittersweet day, as it was when we watched our offspring graduate from high school a decade and a half ago or so. It’s a joy to watch them receive the formal acknowledgement of all the hard work and learning, but that joy is inevitably tinged with sadness at the knowledge that the next phases won’t involve us as parents nearly as much.

At the same time, though, there are very few things in life that are more wonderful than building an adult friendship with one’s offspring. And that cannot happen as long as the participants are actively in parent / child positions. So think of this day as the essential first step in establishing a decades-long friendship with an incredible woman who coincidentally happens to be your daughter.

Felicitations, Clan Scalzi!

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