This is really inspiring. I feel the exact same way and share the same feelings about it as Hamilton. My friends always make fun of me or at least did because I never listened to music I just didn’t like it, but my best friend introduced me to Hamilton and now I listen to it literally every day, have learned all the words, and it’s my favorite thing to listen to. So Lin has honestly made the first music that I actually enjoy listening to. I really don’t think Lin would ever see this, but if he does and if any of you can make it possible for him to see this, I just wanted to say thank you Lin for making music, the only music, that I actually enjoy, that I love, and listen to everyday of my life with a passion. You have truly changed my life with your talent. Thank you.
Several years ago I was disappointed to note that most of the admission officers who weighed in on this topic on the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) listserve, scoffed at such letters, calling them the self-serving ramblings of helicopter moms and dads. Before then, I used to encourage parents to submit their own letters, even when their child’s colleges did not solicit them. But since the NACAC attack, I’ve backed off because I learned that the letters could be met with scorn. But I’m sad about it because I do feel that parent letters can help to inform and to humanize the admissions process.