Saturday, July 12, 2008

Farewell, Tony Snow (1955-2008)

"When I was your age, I had long hair, a beard and thought of myself as a socialist. You are going to pinball all over the place, from experience to experience, job to job. And I want you to remember that you’ve got company. And that if you engage them with heart and mind, with faith and energy, you are going to find yourself on a cresting wave. It’ll carry you forward and it’ll push you under water from time to time. And some day in the dim and distant future, when you’re looking back at it, you’re not going to think about your car or your career or your gold watch. You’ll think about a chewed-up teddy bear you had as a baby or maybe your child’s smile on a special Christmas morning. The only things that are sure to endure are the artifacts of love. So go out and build as many as you can."

Tony Snow (1955-2008)
From his Commencement Address
The Catholic University, Washington, D.C.
May 12, 2007

Read the whole thing here. Tip of the Tinfoil: RWB.

1 comment:

Andy said...

We've lost another great spirit in the passing of Tony Snow. Like so many others, I only knew him through the radio, TV or his work on FNC. Yet he seemed to have this knack for communicating on the individual level.

Prayers for his family... I'm sure he's playing catch-up with Bill Buckley.