To our Eleanore
On your graduation from highschool 2015-06-05
Eleanore we are proud of you for many reasons
most of all for the
wonderful daughter you have been to us these 18 years. You have done
well in school, and that is why today is special
. but in reality,
school is only a part of the life that you have lived up to now...
and the process of development and maturity is much larger than the
knowledge and wisdom that our school system has taught you. We are
proud of how you have dealt with this entire process --- and we want
you to know that even if you hadn't done as well as you have in
school, we would still be proud of you, and love you with all our hearts.
More than some of your sibblings, you have shown an intensive interest in the different political
issues in the world arround us
issues of justice and equality (and
Issues of concern for the environment .. and compassion for the down trodden
and abused, for the less
privelaged, and for the despised and undervalued folks that share
our community, country and our planet. The purpose and energy you have to
make our world a better place for us all is admirable .. and we are
proud of you in this. Use your energy wisely in this pursuit
unfortunately it is
often a thankless job!!
Eleanore .. I want you to look at this
beautiful picture of your niece Freja from a few days ago.
Inspite of your interest in the major
issues in our day, I hope you will never disregard or
undervalue the little (but wonderful) moments that may turn up in your
everyday personal life.
Take full advantage of the little moments and small
oppurtunities that turn up outside your planning calender.
Don't feel you have to wait for scheduled oppurtunity to
find value and peace and rest --- and never underestimate
the joy and satisfaction in the unassuming minor things in
living. These small things are a major part of the joy and
fullfillment that life offers.
Wishing you the best
as you launch out into your own life, independant of us
remember that whereever or whenever you are
we will always be your
mom and dad and we will always love you
No matter what!.
Your dad and mom