The story, Rose, is about a story of someone who go on to fulfill her dream of graduating in spite of her old age. This is rare in our culture now. But if we can be inspired from her attitude, we may have the courage to learn regardless of where we are or how old we are.
The first day of college our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being. She said, "Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I'm eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?"
I laughed and enthusiastically responded, "Of course you may!" and she gave me a giant squeeze. "Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?" I asked.