Goto expresses her appreciation to Hughes because Hughes' son invited her to his graduation. She said she was very impressed by the guest speakers and their storytelling styles
that using anecdotes is the great way to connect with an audience. Goto likeed the theme of one of the speakers, sustaining passion over a lifetime.
・commencement ceremony ... 卒業式
"Commencement ceremony" is that ceremony you have when you finish high school or maybe more often it's used for college. Commencement means beginning. So, sometimes people think it sounds a little funny to call it a "commencement ceremony." But what
is doing this it's doing is
focusing on the future, it's not the end of school so much as the beginning of the rest of your life. You've been
in college encouraged
to prepare yourself for your future intellectual journey.
On the other hand, when you start college, they usually call it "matriculation" or "You
matriculate." That comes from the Latin word that meant "register" or "list."
・invite along ... 一緒に参加する
Goto added the word "along" at the end of the sentence "invite me along." It's not really necessary here, but by adding it. it sounds like she's happy
to be and she could
go together with
and his father, not just that she was invited but that she was going together with them.
・anecdote ... 逸話
And "anecdote" is a short interesting, often humorous incident that you tell to someone to support or make a more logical point. It comes originally from a word that meant unpublished items
meant "intergreet." in ancient Greek
. So, an
anecdote is the private story that you decided to tell to somebody. A related word
coined a while ago
to talk about somebody who's old and enjoys telling stories from their younger life.
Anecdotage is kind of a humorous way to talk about that kind of an older person.
is an old word that means "senility."
...と思っていた単語、単語でなくて in ancient Greek でした～～～。
When Wakimoto talks about "connecting with an audience," he is talking about connecting with them emotionally,
At large, A logic
everybody can follow, but sometimes
they have detached the hard it's hard to catch the hearts of the
listen in listening
, not just their minds.
A logic everybody can follow. の意味がよくわからない...。