Senior bids farewell

Daniel Gifford, Editor-in-Cheif

To Whom It May Concern,

  By the time you read this, I will have already left you. Never fear, for I won’t be far. Nor will those others you call seniors. However, we will shortly depart into the vast unknowns of the future and life. But before our departure, I’m compelled to leave you with a parting word.

  I have loved Burlington High School and the town itself. I’ve enjoyed lasting friendships of many years, with some being more recent. I’ve met most of you, I’m friends with many of you, and I’ve had the privilege of getting to personally know a good portion the second group.

   Most of you think that I am supremely weird (you’d be right), many of you enjoy it, many of you don’t, and some of you have been weird right along with me.

   Regardless of where you fall, this is who I am. I know who I am, and I hope that you know who you are. Why do I say this? It is so that you know that I believe in myself, that I’ll be okay out there in the Brave New World.

   I know that some of you don’t care about this, and I don’t mind. I just want you to think about your readiness. Is there anything you’d like to do? What do you need to accomplish? Do you know why the sun shines? Or why the wind is clear? How the sky is so blue? The clouds so white?

   You might think of the obvious scientific answers, but what about the other answers? Why does the sun shine for you, and so forth?

   You might not understand, and maybe I don’t either, but one day, it’ll all make sense somehow.

   Be the best person you can be, and you’ll be okay. Life won’t be easy, simple, nice, compassionate, or happy, but you can be, and if you can succeed in these things, you’ll succeed in your endeavors. Be brave. Be bold. Be grand.

   This has been the final installment of Carpe Daniel. Goodbye, my dear Wildcats. May God be with you till we meet again. Daniel, out.