May has always been a season of farewells for me. There’s high school and college graduations. Summer internships abroad. Wherever I go in my life, I must say farewell to someone, somewhere, or something.
This is Water, a commencement speech given to the prestigious Kenyon College in 2005, is a profound call to live life. David Foster Wallace, in his signature style that is both intellectually deep and witty, urges graduates to be present in the real world and to make conscious decisions.