Elvis Presley was an explorer of vast new landscapes of dream and illusion.
He was a man who refused to be told that the best of his dreams would not come true, who refused to be defined by anyone else's conceptions. This is the goal of democracy, the journey on which every prospective hero sets out. That Elvis made so much of the journey on his own is reason enough to remember him with the honor and love we reserve for the bravest among us. Such men made the only maps we can trust.
Listen to Elvis on your way to class this week but be careful not to step on any blue suede shoes. Let me know what your all time favourite Elvis song is. Ask your teachers if they have watched any Elvis movies.