“What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
will make magic.
was once a professional entertainer, performing magic for nearly a decade. That's
when I fell in love with that look – it's the look on someone’s face when for a
split second they think that the world might not be as they know it. They
wonder if what they had always known to be impossible is actually quite
possible. I first pursued magic as an 11 year old. I was enamored by coins
appearing out of nothing but thin air. I was naïve but I found it empowering to
even just imagine that the constraints of the physical world didn't apply to
me. And it was freeing – even if it was only pretend.
hope now to do this in an even bigger way. I want to build products and
experiences that create that same feeling of disbelief. It's the moment of
astonishment – the instant when you realize that something has just changed the
way that you will go about your daily life. It's the moment when your world of possibility
grows only by an inch, but you feel as though the entire universe has been
opened for you to explore.
that moment of magic. I hope to give people those brief moments when boundaries
of possibility disappear. I hope to compel others to push their goals to the
wildest edge of edges. And when they reach those goals, they once again
transform our view of the world.
will bring to the world magic.
— Kelvin Kwong
Each year we ask our classmates a straightforward, simple question taken from the lines of a poem by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Mary Oliver.
We share with you intimate and candid responses to this question, "What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
Concept and photography:
Tony Deifell, MBA '02
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