This bed is a ship | Sid Branca's online journal of writing scraps

This bed is a ship is a sporadically updated internet journal, 
a home for odd scraps of writing.

For the rest of your life, you will get tired. You will shy away from risk. You will cathect to comfort. You will watch lots of television. It’s a gentle process, and it’s completely unstoppable. We will lose energy. The universe will end. We can’t stop the Great Heat-Death of the Universe.

But by God, we are University of Chicago students. And we can fight.

- Student graduation speech to the University of Chicago class of 2007 by Drew Dir (Manual Cinema, Court Theatre).

I was at the 2007 convocation, as an ex of mine graduated that year, and was blown away by Drew’s speech. I don’t even remember who else spoke. Go read the whole speech, imagine Drew’s really charming and tongue-in-cheek delivery. It still totally rules.