We all dressed up and went to Charles’ Fire Graduation tonight. The keynote speaker told us he considered firefighters to be the second most honorable thing you can do after (and I was thinking ‘loving your family?’ ‘surgery?’ ‘adopting a child?…) the armed forces. He also said that there is an integrity that is required because people trust firefighters- that mothers will hand their children over to them in times of emergency. About half way through his talk, I certainly almost did. The picture below of Gus as a blur wasn’t a bad photo, it was accurate. All dressed up in his fancy pants from the McDonalds that even happened to have little firetrucks on them(!) and the hype only lead to sitting quietly in boring chairs. Where were the cool fires?! No fires. Just 24 brand new grads in red who would have been just as happy as Gus to get a call out at any point.