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March 8, 2007
· On Aging — De Facto and De Jure Style ·
So I have thought to trade up some today. Happily, my chance comes on my son Suave's birthday, his thirtieth. You may remember Suave from Standing Firm on Ceremony and A Lonerganian Précis — when he married Dr. Saavy — and from Valentine's Day Music and Space and Transcendence in Bach's Fantasia in G — when he was more musical. Nowadays Suave is a law student.
I'm the one aging now, and he wisely explaining — and agreeably so.
What I've in mind is Suave's LSAT essay, which I found last week on my desk. What luck, I thought — ready to reach for a bottle of Geritol, I have found much better "literary medicine." Though I've read thousands of such essays (but only at the pre-freshman level), to find one at the graduate level is welcome relief indeed.
Here's what Suave faced in a key moment of his twenty-somethingness. What do you think you'd write in reply?
Clear relief, acceptance, understanding, bald wit, and even stylish insight. Agreed?
So, to all you freshmen, Back to the Future!*Permalink | Comments (7) | TrackBack (0)
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