And so, the time has come where I must bid a fond adieu to you, the students extroadinaire of my first year at Haileybury.
Words cannot express how proud I am of you. It is a grand achievement to have journeyed through 13 years of school, and arrive at this final moment with such enthusiasm and camaraderie.
In saying goodbye, I’ll let the words of Maurice Sendak, author/illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are, speak for me:
“But the wild things cried, “Oh please don’t go – we’ll eat you up – we love you so!”
And Max said, “No!”
The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws but Max stepped into his private boat and waved goodbye.”
And for those who don’t get the metaphor – I’m the wild things and you are Max.
And for those of you who have never read it, here are two versions. Watch both. The second might make you giggle.