My son is named John, but my daughter, Felicia, for the past 4 years, has been a "johnnie," i.e., a student at St.John's College.
They're an unusual school, focused on the direct study of key works of Western civilization. Felicia took to the program like a fish to water.
Today, she graduated.
It was a pleasant outdoor ceremony, cloudy, but no rain to speak of. Well, I did feel a drop or two, but I won't speak of it.
She gobbled up gobs of Great Books,
Homer to Hobbes to Heidegger,
sifting for sense through centuries
of the world's weighty words.