At 12:15 the following morning, the tent was far less crowded, but that feeling I had earlier sensed, that concept of legacy, remained. In the soft glow of the lights, my feet rooted to the same spot that Sue Paterno had stood just hours before, I felt connected to the Penn State community in a new way.
The things that I could potentially aspire to were laid out before me; I could go on to be a successful Penn State graduate, a well-respected professor, or perhaps the writer of a great novel that will be read at a 24-hour marathon years from now.
This eloquent testimony from one of our undergraduate students about the #marathonread brings into focus the importance of the event.
I can’t wait to marathon read the latest novel by Hannah Toombs when it comes out “years from now.”