That's Kate, one of my best friends. I hope she doesn't mind being on the blog. She was the lucky recipient of this cashmere scarf and I'm so glad she was able to come to my graduation! I now officially have a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance.
It's interesting to look back four years to my high school graduation to see how things have changed.
Of course, most of the changes aren't visible. Four years is really a short amount of time in the grand scheme of things, but between the ages of 18 and 22, a whole lot of changes take place. It is during this time that one really begins to develop him/herself as an individual, to make decisions regarding who they want to be, how they act, what they believe... New experiences fly past like meteors, each leaving a streak as it goes past. The visible effects may disappear in a split second, but the memories remain. Over time, these brush strokes paint a new landscape, one that remains unseen, but can be felt and experienced. It is in this new landscape - painted by the brushstrokes of experience - that I walk now, eager to discover what will appear on the next canvas. What scene will Bali produce? Grad school? Beyond? What an amazing mystery.
College has now been freshly hung in the expansive hall that is my life, but the future is sure to hold countess more paintings to line the corridors, soon producing a veritable gallery of life. Seen only by the artist, felt by the subject, and observed from the outside by the rest of the world.