Kurt Vonnegut Teaches Grads What Artists Do

Syracuse University students get a lesson in what artists do from Kurt Vonnegut’s 1994 graduation speech.

I had a good uncle named Alex, who said, when life was most agreeable—and it could be just a pitcher of lemonade in the shade—he would say, “If this isn’t nice, what is?”
Illustration by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.