“This is Water”

In May of 2005, the brilliant writer David Foster Wallace delivered the commencement speech at Kenyon College. The full title of his talk is, “This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life.”  This is a brilliantly produced video. Grabs your attention; uses powerful imagery; and the motion graphics throughout add a concreteness to the wisdom David shared with the graduating class.

David was a stunning writer although he led what appears to have be a very troubled life.

This nine-minute video was produced by The Glossary and published on Youtube and Vimeo in May 2013. Lots of inspiration for your next speech, video or presentation.

This is Water from Patrick Buckley on Vimeo.

 

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