black continental typewriter on white surface

When You All Write

What a pleasure, and what a privilege it is to be in this room.

One of my favorite sounds in the whole world is the sound of students typing.

I love the sound of students telling stories, bringing ideas to life, giving them depth, and sharpening their voices.

And I think for a moment of human specimens from hundreds of thousands of years ago, when they marked the first caves with their own unique storytelling symbols.

Did they know just how far their marks would go? Do we know how far our words might go?

Listen to us now.

What a pleasure, and what a privilege it is to be in this room.

J.T.

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