Pomp? There was none. And the circumstance was ordinary too: Three squirrels in the woods.
But it was commencement day for these three - valedictorians all – and their winterlong studies, as Squirrelology majors, paid off handsomely. Today they were carried into the woods and they stepped out as freshly minted grads.
None that were discernible by human ears.
Unnecessary. These scholars had earned every academic grade point.
Make no mistake about it: Nature U presents a daunting curriculum. Mixed in with the ivy of its league are the ferns, the maples, the sycamores and the oaks. To be well-treed here is to be well-schooled.
Congratulations Class of 2012 as you bed down tonight. Each one of you is at the head of your class.
May you soar next to the level of your masters.