This Is Water

by Christopher Paul on May 11, 2013

Lots of people have been sharing this over the past day or two so I broke down and watched it.

I never really knew who David Foster Wallace was until about a year ago. And even then, I never got into his work. He seemed too much like a myth, a historical figure, who’s accomplishments weren’t as great as everything thinks they are. A person treated well by history but only years after their death.

But listening to excerpt from a 2005 commencement speech has me intrigued by this legend. Put to a video, it becomes something more than some existential rant. It becomes something thought provoking and a little inspiring.

I just might start reading his stories.

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