Day: June 9, 2011

In Admiration of Claire

I am crazy about my daughter. That observation will not surprise regular readers.  But after focusing on Claire as we celebrate the end of her high school days, I was reminded time and time again how wonderful she is. Candice likes to say that Claire is the wisest person she knows.  I agree.  Case in point:  I’ve seen how everything she has done over the past few days has been done with a great deal of thought and purpose. Frankly, I’m amazed. Last evening we joined Claire at the Senior Dinner – three families and a faculty member at each table, surrounded by the Senior Art Show with six of Claire’s photographs.  Claire had chosen her two table-mates – both talented friends where she feels comfortable and challenged – with a great deal of thought.  The faculty member was one of two-or-three teachers who have literally changed Claire’s life – in this case through his leadership of last summer’s six-week marine biology field school at Sanibel Island. This morning we were back for the closing …