May I have your autograph?

Starving Artist’s senior yearbook was mailed to Knoxville instead of her apartment in the Bronx.

“Want me to mail it to you?”
“Nah. I’ll get it at Christmas.”
“Can I open it?”
“Sure.”
“Can I have fun with it?”
“Do whatever you want.”

I’m not going to look it up on Pinterest, but other than tormenting people at reunions, there’s not much you can do with a yearbook other than get it signed. I’m certain she knew I was going to get people to sign it.

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Family signed her yearbook. Knox County Schools’ staff members signed the book. Local media personalities added signatures to the yearbook. Elected officials have signatures in the book. Elected officials‘ families signed the yearbook.

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If you didn’t get to sign Starving Artist’s yearbook, join us at her Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 22nd at Lincoln Center at 4:30 pm. If you’re in a hurry to sign it, she works at 92Y. I wouldn’t be a mom if I didn’t write that you should contact her directly with job offers. She’s quite awesome.

I used to work in the non-profit world. It’s not difficult to get important people to attend events if they are running for office or looking for publicity. When you ask someone you don’t know to do something completely silly and they cheerfully do so with no expectation of anything in return, that speaks to their true nature. Underneath political categories and public persona, there are real people instead of one dimensional caricatures. Real people who do kind things for oddballs, like signing a senior yearbook for a stranger’s child.

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