Ask any high school or college senior how they’re feeling lately and rather than lean on the oft- quoted words by Charles Dickens from their AP Literature classes about the best and worst of times, their mumbled answers which rhyme with grad are closer to this year’s version of Dr. Seuss’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
Getting to graduate? Rad! Having to quarantine and social distance? Sad! Relief at being done? Glad! Not getting to hang with friends? Mad!
And who can blame them in this dual season of hope and despair? If you’re a soon-to-be graduate or parent, you are feeling the full gamut of emotions. Some may see this as a lesser celebration, as no big deal. But for seniors the plethora of capstone traditions that accompany the final days of school have all but disappeared, never to be re-created in quite the same way.
While we may not be able to replace the…