Today I share a great little Associated Press story out of Brainerd, Minnesota. Oh, how I love this story!
On the surface, this is the story of Rin Heise’s prom dress, but in-between the lines is a beautiful message of honoring meaning that is wrapped in the moment. Tonight as Rin participates in Brainerd High School’s Senior Prom she will wear a dress that aside from being beautiful and unique – carries a demonstrative recognition. That recognition is displayed in the fabric of the dress – National Geographic maps and pages from the Dr. Seuss book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”
Rin Heise and her mother Lois Fischer
AP Photo/The Brainerd Daily Dispatch, Steve Kohls
The dress, created by Rin and her mother, Lois Fischer, is recognition of a special high school moment that serves as one of the final rites of passage between being a high school student and adult – between where these young people have been and where they are going. The world that is available for them to explore will become much larger soon as they graduate from high school and move officially into their adult lives.
What a lovely night this will be for Rin and her family; and, what a great message her dress symbolizes. Bravo Rin Heinse and Lois Fischer for understanding that beyond all the pretty dresses, corsages, photos, and other pageantry this event serves as one of the final rites of passage into a world of infinite possibilities.
Oh the Places You’ll Go Rin Heise! But for tonight, enjoy your prom in your one-of-a-kind prom dress.
Day one thousand three hundred and eighty-nine of the new forty – obla di obla da