Thankfully, he did not fill his comments with platitudes. Instead, he kept it real. He talked about staying present even in a world that demands anything but and focusing on creating what’s lasting even in the face of impermanence. He reminded those students, and all who would later go back and read his words, that the best any of us can do is stay present, stay connected and never lose sight of who and where we are.
This is water. This. Is. Water.