His suggestion echoed that of Judyth Hill, my first poetry teacher, and applies not just to students but to all who seek to live life fully.
“My first word of advice is this: Say yes,” said Hogan. “In fact, say yes as often as you can. Saying yes begins things. Saying yes is how things grow. Saying yes leads to new experiences, and new experiences will lead you to knowledge and wisdom. . . an attitude of yes is how you will be able to go forward in these uncertain times.”