Marina Keegan: The Opposite of Loneliness
This beautifully written piece made the rounds online last week but I’m reposting here because I still can’t stop thinking about it. Marina Keegan, the gifted writer behind these words, died in a car accident only five days after she graduated from Yale last week. Her sudden and tragic passing gives new poignancy to her words as she reminds her fellow graduates that it’s never too late to make a difference and do what we want in this world.
“What we have to remember is that we can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over… We’re so young. We can’t, we MUST not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it’s all we have.”
Marina was Harold Bloom’s research assistant, former president of the Yale Young Democrats, and had a position lined up at The New Yorker following graduation. My thoughts are with Marina’s friends and family. She sounds like the kind of inspiring, fierce and intelligent woman I would have been honoured to know.
We have so much time.