27 June 2016
a Commencement Speech
for the Graduates and Beautiful, Great kids of Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music
Though delivered just 3 days after the funeral,
this speech was written prior to the eulogy written for my Father.
It was slightly edited before delivering it on the 27th.
Prelude: In the score notes to “CRUZIN’… for there is much to dare,” are these words by Howard Walter in 1906.
I would be true, for there are those who trust me;
I would be pure, for there are those who care;
I would be…