Marking the path

With the graduation season now ended, we add one last word of congratulations to the high school and college students who have earned their respective diplomas and are beginning the next stage of their life journey.

We have no sage advice to offer that they haven?t heard, thought or read over the past few weeks. But most of us, whether we were there 10, 30 or 50 years ago, can recall that mix of excitement and dread as one very familiar stage ends and the next one is looms before us with no clear understanding or defined expectations.

Looking too deeply into the future can be foreboding because the earth beneath our feet shifts with the tremors of change. Graduates have carefully defined milestones to mark their transition. The rest of us plod on, adjusting to the challenges as they come our way. Ultimately, that?s the way all of us make it through, isn?t it? ?DR

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