On “Wear Sunscreen Speech”

There has been a lot of things going on in my life and beyond, so I suppose that it makes sense to be reaching for things of comfort. One of those things is the Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen song that came out in the late 90s. The first time I heard it I was in third or fourth grade, it’s amazing how it holds true today.

Wear Sunscreen was originally a speech published in the Chicago Tribune by Mary Schmich, who decided to write a graduation speech “just for fun”. I’ve listened to it three or four times already this morning and can’t help but smile because her words are still true — I’m glad it was put into a song and wish it would start playing on the radio again.

I didn’t make this video, but the images are beautiful. The world is a crazy place, but I still hope for a better future and am optimistic that even the smallest acts of kindness can help contribute to it.

Song: Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) (2007 Mix)
Artist: Quindon Tarver
Licensed to YouTube by: UMG (on behalf of EMI); Peermusic, LatinAutor, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, Sony ATV Publishing, CMRRA, LatinAutor – SonyATV, BMI – Broadcast Music Inc., LatinAutor – PeerMusic, and 10 Music Rights Societies

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