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Senior Quote

Written By: Gary on June 3, 2004 2 Comments

Today was graduation. I get to sit on the stage since I’m an administrator for the district. I was just going to comment on the class quote but now that I’m thinking about it I’ll tell you why this was extra emotional for graduation. I started this job three and a half years ago, just a few months before there was an accident in front of the school and one of the students died while crossing the street. That was shortly after they all just started a new high school. There were lots of speeches that mentioned her and a poem read by three of the women who then presented her father with a degree for her. Lots of tears and smeared mascara. I was very glad to be there tonight.

But back to the class quote, it was something like:

Your life isn’t measured by the number of breaths you take.
It’s measured by the number of times your breath is taken away.

I do wonder how my life will be measured by others in the future and I really liked how this made me think about how I measure my life.


There was one graduate walking across the stage, she just had this earthy quality about her. And then I noticed her (lack of) shoes. She’ll be remembered for that and many other things I’m sure…

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2 Responses to “Senior Quote”

  1. Lindsey says on: 13 December 2004 at 7:59 pm

    that is so true, I was just thinking about something like that. I have been trying to find a good quote to remember my high school years, because i’m a senior in high school my self and i will be walking across that stage in 5 months i am so scared…. what if i fall on my face…. i have just changed high schools so my graduation is going to be really weird….. but as long as i’m making my family happy than thats all that matters….

  2. Gary Said... says on: 3 June 2005 at 12:42 am

    Graduation again…

    So it’s graduation time again. I kept thinking about last years graduation and how emotional it was. This year’s wasn’t as emotional but there was one speech where we didn’t think she was going to be able to finish. She caused a lot of eyes to be not-s…

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