Saturday, February 23, 2013
An anonymous donor.
In other words, all of us with the passage of time.
I sometimes ask my students whether they know of any of the persons associated with the scores of names posted all over campus--on benches; over door frames; on buildings. No student has ever heard of any of these persons. Most students literally never noticed those names; they were invisible. Virtually all of these markers memorialize former students, now deceased, who like the students I address once felt at home here and who surely found it unfathomable that they, too, would soon be forgotten.