The unexpected delay also meant that I stumbled upon this post this morning from Good Job, Mama. In it, she directs readers to another blog, Mutterings of a Mindless Mommy, which had this post this morning. I cannot begin to do it justice, save to say you need to read it. After reading the story, I was —I am ashamed to admit it— a tad incredulous that a teenager had truly written such an incredibly insightful and profoundly moving piece. So I did what any self-respecting reformed journalist would do —I whipped out my Google Ph.D. and discovered that not only did a teenage boy write such brilliance, it was captured on video when he delivered his speech at school.
If you have the time, please watch this video (it’s approximately nine minutes long). You won’t be sorry.
So, Adam Jasinski, your fifteen minutes of fame are about over. With friends like Soeren Palumbo I think the rest of us will do just fine, thank you very much.
Knowin’ you can always count on me
that’s what friends are for
In good times
And bad times
I’ll be on your side forever more
That’s what friends are for
That’s What Friends Are For ~ Burt Bacharach/Carole Bayer Sager