And not to imitate one of your previous Class Day speakers Stephen Colbert,
you know you could construe this as an insult to America.
I mean we were flying over the Grand Canyon.
I would go further than that I would say it's an insult to reality.
Before I go any further, I have to acknowledge the irony
that I am someone who made a film half of which is set in the cabin of an airplane
where people are dealing with realities within realities.
So I've certainly, I've certainly had my part to play in this, perhaps.
But when you are flying in an airplane across this incredible country,
you're enjoying one of the great modern marvels,
you're getting a perspective on America on our landscape, and where we are that no one's ever had before.
And it speaks to the theme that I want to introduce, which is a respect for reality.