Jonathan Slavin
The Presidio, San Francisco, CA
June 21, 2002

I'm a friend of Mila's from college, which means I have known Danielle since she was 15. I remember one time she came to stay with her sister and me when were were living on Martha's Vineyard and just waterskiied the shit out of the bay.

But while I was driving to the airport yesterday, I passed through a yellow light and I kissed my hand and hit the ceiling, which, I realized, is something Danielle taught me when she was 16 and I was 19. The fact that I'm still doing it 13 years later, well...I mean, I'm on my bicycle, and the light turns yellow, and I'm hitting the imaginary ceiling.

So, to everyone gathered here today in celebration, whenever you go under a yellow light, kiss the ceiling, and chances are someone somewhere across the country will be doing it too. And that will be a TOTAL Danielle Drumke moment.

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