The sweetness of an opportunity waits for you in that classroom tomorrow. In just a few short months you will be bi-lingual. One of the cool kids whose life brings them the beauty of knowing more than one language. All day I hear people floating between English, French, Dutch, German, and Karundi with ease. It’s as if there is a big switch in their brains that can just click over to whatever language is needed in the moment. You will have that switch, and I totally admire it. I know it won’t be easy, but this language is a gift… a gift I wish I had. With it, a whole new world will appear right in front of you. Kid, you are going to move mountains… and I promise never to use you as an interpreter.
You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know.
You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.
And will you succeed? Yes!
You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)
Kid, you’ll move mountains!
So…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ale Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!